Saturday, November 12, 2005

Stuttering Verse

Is there a more annoying way to bleep out cuss words in a song then by cutting the entire word out? It ruins the entire flow of the song.

Slur the stupid word out, insert an actual bleep sound, or even just exclude the word totally (ala the radio edit of Gold Digger). At least then the beat stays the same.

The worst example I can think of is 'Whatever' by GodSmack. I don't mind the song, but I hate hearing it on the radio. Primarily because the chorus features a prominent F-bomb, which the radio station decides to solve by removing one sylable completely. That screws the whole chorus up, making it stutter from 4/4 to 3/4 and back. And that always makes me change the channel.

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