Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Disturbed: Sound of Silence

 If you haven't yet seen Disturbed's cover of Paul Simon's "Sound of Silence," go here now.


At 12:05 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Quite intense. The lead singer's style reminds me a little of Eddie Vedder's.

At 4:59 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Do you have a link?

Jeffery Hodges

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At 7:32 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Narcissism, self-mutilation, paranoid schizophrenia, delusions of persecution and grandeur, affect disorder, rage, psychopathology... This video's got it all!

At 1:52 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

No wonder it speaks to me!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 5:32 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...


Type "Eddie Vedder" into YouTube's search window, and you'll find plenty of samples of his voice. He was (is?) the lead singer of Pearl Jam, one of the original 90s "grunge" bands. Actually, a good sample of his vocal work might be this one. A touching song comes from the work Vedder did for the movie "Into the Wild." That second song is quieter, softer, and more meditative. I reviewed "Into the Wild" over at my first walk blog.

At 6:26 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, Kevin.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 2:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The singer "disturbed" me so I closed my eyes the first time through, then watched the entire video. Surprisingly, some of the images I imagined were very comparable to what was in the video. I may like this version better simply because there is a rage for what he sees and feels. S&G's version now almost sounds like a meek acceptance for the world.

At 11:00 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Yes, I had much the same reaction. The lyrics are rather dark, so David Draiman's interpretation seems to fit the song better.

(As for the lyrics, there's a certain ambiguity about the sign: it presents the truth, but is falsely worshiped as a god.)

Jeffery Hodges

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