They even do this for the opening theme song. Joe Cocker is out and the producer's nephew is in. Here's the Netflix version, apparently:
I absolutely hated the original theme song but this Netflix version is the worst thing I've ever heard.
The reason that the original rubbed me the wrong way is that the lyrics are so stupid. Why would I leave if you sing out of key? First of all, I wouldn't know. I have no idea what key you're supposed to be singing in. I have only the vaguest idea of what "key" even means in terms of music. And whether you're singing in the intended key or some other key, I have no way to tell.
Secondly, I'm not some pretentious asshole who would go to a performance and then get up and leave simply because the musician is singing out of key.
Thirdly, are you so precious that you can't take even the slightest bit of rejection? You're a professional musician. Not everybody is going to like your shit. Get over it.
This is only tangentially related but I remember as a kid singing "I feel pretty" but then changing the lyrics from "and gay" to "NOT gay".
As an adult, I can appreciate the irony. A guy singing a show tune about being pretty is almost certainly a homosexual. Changing the lyrics up ever so slightly won't help.
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