Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|London Punkharmonic Orchestra|
Symphony Of Destruction: Punk Goes Classical
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
rawpollard | San Jose, CA USA | 06/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard about this recording on John Peel's BBC World Service show. First he played the instrumental version of the Undertones' Teenage Kicks, and then the original. What the juxtaposition gave me was a sense of the melodious and the beautiful in punk music. And the rest of the album is similarly an exploration of three-chord progressions using string arrangements. There was sense to all of this. As opposed to, say, the lack of sense in having Metallica play with a string orchestra heavily distorted. Buy this. If you like sweet music, punk or classical, you'll love it."
Be Very Careful
D. Patric | MB, SC United States | 12/31/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"An interesting concept, but to me, a bit flawed. First of all, I'd rather have a comp. CD of all these songs done by the original artists, but that's not what this is. I'm rating it two stars because it was a somewhat fascinating experience to listen to these songs played by a competant orchestra. BUT, after one listen, you say, "Wow, that was pretty neat," but after repeated listenings, the sentiment is more like, "This is growing tiresome fast. Where are my good old punk CDs?" If you dig classical music, you might get a bit more use out of this CD than I did. I enjoy classical now and then, but I'd rather listen to the masters, than listen to this type of gimmick CD. To me, it just doesn't hold up. After a while, this CD reminded me of bad elevator muzak.I suggest you take full advantage of Amazon's provided sound bites and think long and hard if this is the type of CD that will get repeated playings or become just another dust collector sitting unused on the shelf."