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Korn vs. Taylor Swift - We are coming undone (SLYT)

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Korn - Coming Undone
Taylor Swift - We are never ever getting back together
posted by MechEng (63 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Why do people do bad things?
posted by cmoj at 10:51 AM on December 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


I never ever ever guessed they'd be mashed together.
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:53 AM on December 1, 2012 [8 favorites]


(like ever)
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:54 AM on December 1, 2012 [4 favorites]


My god, I'd never heard Korn before. In a million years I'd never have guessed they were that awful. I am stunned. I mean, I'd always assumed they were shit but that was unbelievable.
posted by dobbs at 11:00 AM on December 1, 2012 [7 favorites]


Obligatory
posted by cthuljew at 11:03 AM on December 1, 2012


I don't know about this mashup and I refuse to listen to Korn ironically or otherwise. But let's all admit that Taylor Swift song is kind of great.
posted by naju at 11:05 AM on December 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


"The band name is derived from a fan suggestion "Corn", which the group initially rejected, but later settled on for a lack of better ideas."
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:05 AM on December 1, 2012 [9 favorites]


adding to cthuljew's mashup above... this is pretty good: paul mccartney + justin bieber + el-p (nsfw: language)
posted by raihan_ at 11:07 AM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


My god, I'd never heard Slipknot before. In a million years I'd never have guessed they were that awful. I am stunned. I mean, I'd always assumed they were shit but that was unbelievable.
posted by dobbs at 11:08 AM on December 1, 2012 [5 favorites]


A cardboard pickup truck PERFECTLY encapsulates everything that Taylor Swift is.
posted by cthuljew at 11:10 AM on December 1, 2012 [5 favorites]


...and somebody's already beat me to the Slipknot mashup. Funny how often terrible bands in completely different genres wind up using similar chord progessions, no?
posted by fifthrider at 11:11 AM on December 1, 2012


If I go to hell the radio station will playing nothing but nu metal covers of Barenaked Ladies songs.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:13 AM on December 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Mashups for me are a religion, and this is the shit!
posted by kmz at 11:13 AM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Since we're on the topic of unlikely mashups, though: I very much doubt that this will ever be topped.

Wiz Khalifa X the opening credits for the anime Hidamari Sketch.
posted by fifthrider at 11:17 AM on December 1, 2012 [7 favorites]


They both seem like terrible songs. This is a confluence of aural agony.
posted by dazed_one at 11:18 AM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think I'm going to be ill.
posted by noaccident at 11:21 AM on December 1, 2012


From an ad that played before that Corn video, I learned that Rage Against the Machine's Killing in the Name Of turned 20 years old last month.

Dude.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:22 AM on December 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


I just can't.
posted by Madamina at 11:23 AM on December 1, 2012


"Me". Not "Meeeaaaaayyyee", Korn singer. "Me". Say it.
posted by slater at 11:29 AM on December 1, 2012


I thought this was great. Haters.
posted by Brocktoon at 11:30 AM on December 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


I was hoping this was going to be some kind of cage match.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:33 AM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Taylor Swift is the most cunning, most ingenious piece of pure product and marketing ever shat-out by the vast Nashville orifice.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:40 AM on December 1, 2012 [6 favorites]


I'm going to come out and say I like Korn, and this mashup seriously degraded Coming Undone. Sucked ALL the life out of it. I'm of the opinion that cheesy teen-pop and grunge metal should stay apart, although if you show me sufficient evidence to the contrary I'm willing to change my mind.
posted by HypotheticalWoman at 11:43 AM on December 1, 2012


Taylor Swift is the most cunning, most ingenious piece of pure product and marketing ever shat-out by the vast Nashville orifice.

She writes her own songs and can actually play the guitar. Even if you don't like her 1) there is much worse out there in terms of packaged pop 2) packaged pop is not the horrible desecration of culture and talent people seem to claim it is 3) comparing a woman to a piece of shit is really unnecessary.
posted by sweetkid at 11:50 AM on December 1, 2012 [26 favorites]


louche mustachio: "I was hoping this was going to be some kind of cage match"

FTFY:
  • Nicholas Cage Match.
  • John Cage Match

  • posted by The White Hat at 11:51 AM on December 1, 2012


    Yeah it's OK to like Korn; I like them too. I'm trying to jive the hate in this thread with the mountains of praise heaped on Nicki Minaj in an earlier thread. Some really awful musicians get gold plated status here, I can't figure it out, must be old.
    posted by Brocktoon at 11:51 AM on December 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


    Speaking of mashups, here's I Start Counting (later known as Fortran 5) doing an epic mashup of Ra! Ra! Rasputin and Rawhide.

    And here the same jokers go hog-wild with Seventeen Pens: mashing up Ra! Ra! Rasputin, Rawhide, every Dr Who intro sequence, and a lot more beside.

    (Am I the only Fortran 5 fan in the house?)
    posted by cstross at 11:56 AM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


    Some really awful musicians get gold plated status here

    Wait, there are people on MeFi who honestly like Die Antwoord? I thought the only reason people paid any attention to them was the novelty of their featuring a rapper with progeria.
    posted by fifthrider at 11:56 AM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


    Yes, there are some people who really like Die Antwoord. (It has been a bit of a contentious issue, at times, and should not become a focus of this thread.)
    posted by LobsterMitten at 12:00 PM on December 1, 2012


    Do not want vs. do not want.
    posted by Splunge at 12:00 PM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


    Thank god the US election is over and we can get back to discussing how your favorite band sucks.
    posted by found missing at 12:00 PM on December 1, 2012 [6 favorites]


    Biggie Smalls vs Thomas the Tank engine
    posted by hellojed at 12:02 PM on December 1, 2012 [6 favorites]


    I very much doubt that this will ever be topped.

    Wiz Khalifa X the opening credits for the anime Hidamari Sketch


    It's been topped...
    Not to mention slammed and jammed a thousand times over.
    posted by Godwin Interjection at 12:15 PM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


    Thank god the US election is over and we can get back to discussing how your favorite band sucks.

    You had to say this. Now everyone is out looking for the Korn/Romney mashups!
    posted by GenjiandProust at 12:20 PM on December 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


    (Am I the only Fortran 5 fan in the house?)

    Well I always preferred Waterloo FORTRAN. /joke

    Though when I had only read "Korn vs. ..." my brain jumped ahead to "... vs. bash? maybe zsh?" /humble brag + nerd confessional

    But to talk about the music, I really really liked that mash-up. I didn't know either of the originals, but on quick listen the Korn struck me as kind of dully thumping, while the Taylor Swift was pretty saccharine. The mash-up nicely balanced the two.
    posted by benito.strauss at 12:21 PM on December 1, 2012


    I felt like this was a poor mashup, simply because it was 90% Korn and 10% Taylor Swift. Not that I like any of the musicians involved. But I do expect a good mashup to be more balanced.
    posted by sbutler at 12:22 PM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


    Oh how my 18 year old self LOOOOOVED the shitty rap-metal. And shitty beer. Fast forward 15 years, still love the shitty beer.
    posted by stltony at 12:25 PM on December 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


    I want to preface this by saying I was never into Korn. I'm not defending a band I have any attachment to, here.

    But I was reading the dismissals in here and I was remembering when the song Falling Away From Me was getting a lot of play on MuchMusic in Canada. It was popular back when I actually watched MuchMusic and I remember them running disclaimers for it before airing it due to the abuse themes of the video, and promoting 800-number help lines along with it. And I remember this line in it, "I can't always say, 'it's gonna be better tomorrow'," and that line feeling like some kinda truth that no one ever admitted. Like, the way we deal with a lot of problems is we offer people cliches that often sound pretty weak. And now, being an adult, I understand why that is - that cliches get to be cliches because they often convey something important, and it's easy to overlook that and just hear some cheesy line. But the fact of the matter is, while it's often true that things will get better, often, and especially as a teenager, it sure as hell doesn't feel like it. And being a fairly depressed teenager myself, I kinda liked what felt like them talking straight about that, even if they didn't offer a solution. And I kinda felt that there was a certain catharsis achieved by speaking that truth with defiance instead of resignation.

    So I went and rewatched the video for the first time in a billion years. And there's a lot to laugh at (and in the one in the post). There's lots of cheesy shit going on - from the demeanour of the band to shots of them with electricity arcing off them to the horrible faux head twitch. And I get that, for sure. It's really pretty bad.

    But I think, when we dismiss stuff, it's often because we haven't bothered to look for what's interesting in it. And that's cool, our time is finite, and to some extent we have to employ broad strokes to filter what is of interest to us. But I think, you know, maybe I'm just lucky that I don't need angry songs about abuse in my life and maybe I could leave that for people who do need it without shitting on it.
    posted by neuromodulator at 12:26 PM on December 1, 2012 [26 favorites]


    And I think we have all been wondering what it might be like if House of Pain, Queen, and ACDC were mashed-up.
    posted by Bunny Ultramod at 12:27 PM on December 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


    OOooff. That was godawful.

    It pains me to admit, but I loved Korn as a teenager (only! the first two albums). Going back, the only thing that holds up well is the guitar tone. Not the 'slap-bass,' riffs, drumming, or terrible vocals. Gateway drug to the good stuff (death, grind, doom, what have you) I guess.

    She writes her own songs and can actually play the guitar.

    I suggest checking out Deep Sea Diver (feat. Jessica from the Shins). Saw these guys earlier this week, and she can freaking shred.
    posted by Existential Dread at 12:30 PM on December 1, 2012


    (also, in case it sounds like I'm just kinda being a dick myself, employing a faux-reflective tone really meant to criticize others: it's legit reflective. because I do dismiss things in a shit-on-them kind of way pretty frequently and this has me thinking about the value these things might have for people that i'm brushing aside without a second thought.)
    posted by neuromodulator at 12:35 PM on December 1, 2012


    The only good thing about that Korn video is the mic stand designed by H.R. Giger.
    posted by sacrifix at 12:40 PM on December 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


    I think it is valuable to stop and reflect on whether our knee-jerk reactions to certain bands don't come off as immature.
    posted by cthuljew at 12:40 PM on December 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


    I like Korn, have since they first started (though admittedly their addition of Skrillex to some of their music has really made their songs suffer). That being said, I don't like this.

    You're all free to hate the band but I love their music. To each his/her own!
    posted by Malice at 12:42 PM on December 1, 2012


    I liked the mashup. Just sayin'.
    posted by michellenoel at 1:19 PM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


    Hey! You got your shit in my, uh...shit!
    posted by mediated self at 1:39 PM on December 1, 2012


    She really really really needs to give those hipster glasses a rest, but Taylor Swift is so much less obnoxious and whiny than I remembered.
    posted by Gordafarin at 2:48 PM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


    Funny how often terrible bands in completely different genres wind up using similar chord progessions, no?

    Funny how trashy erotic horror books, formulaic ghostwritten celebrity "autobiographies," and cookie-cutter romance novels all wind up using the same 12 letters (ETAOIN SHRDLU) more often than other letters, no?
    posted by straight at 3:34 PM on December 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


    I think it is valuable to stop and reflect on whether our knee-jerk reactions to certain bands don't come off as immature.

    Oh no! I wouldn't want my opinions about music to come off as immature! My musical opinions seem very grown-up and sophisticated. You know, like smoking.
    posted by straight at 3:38 PM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


    I just realized this is actually made by the same guy who make Psychosocial Baby. I guess I'm not actually all that surprised.
    posted by cthuljew at 3:53 PM on December 1, 2012


    There is a time and a place for Korn, and that's when you're an angry teenager stuck in a small town and you hate everything and no one understands.

    There may be an equivalent time and place that narrowly justifies Taylor Swift, but I remain unconvinced.
    posted by dephlogisticated at 4:02 PM on December 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


    I think it's pretty similar, except that you are less angry and more lovesick.
    posted by maryr at 4:56 PM on December 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


    But I think, when we dismiss stuff, it's often because we haven't bothered to look for what's interesting in it. And that's cool, our time is finite, and to some extent we have to employ broad strokes to filter what is of interest to us. But I think, you know, maybe I'm just lucky that I don't need angry songs about abuse in my life and maybe I could leave that for people who do need it without shitting on it.

    This could stand to be pinned to a lot of Mefi threads.
    posted by benbenson at 5:06 PM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


    Slipknot's first album was actually pretty great, if you like the genre at all. Tight, fast, and aggressive.
    posted by Drexen at 5:18 PM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


    Korn was what I needed when I needed it. And that, my friends, is okie dokie.
    posted by 1adam12 at 5:22 PM on December 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


    For myself, the sum of these two is far greater than the parts.
    posted by maggieb at 5:36 PM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


    I say this with zero irony: I liked it. I like mashups and covers that really rework and transform the originals, and this certainly did that.

    (That said, Nickelback vs. Nickelback is pretty funny.)
    posted by Lexica at 6:37 PM on December 1, 2012 [5 favorites]


    The part of this that confuses me is the ensemble of very happy furries playing instruments in the Taylor Swift video. What on earth is up with that?
    posted by ChrisR at 11:15 PM on December 1, 2012


    What the heck is going on in these music videos?
    posted by Autumn at 7:48 AM on December 2, 2012


    Maybe she just really wants to collaborate with the Flaming Lips.
    posted by naju at 7:57 AM on December 2, 2012


    The combination was better than the individual songs.

    It's two crappy tastes that taste satisfactory together!
    posted by Curious Artificer at 8:52 AM on December 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


    This made me laugh, which I'm pretty sure was the point.
    posted by 23skidoo at 9:32 AM on December 2, 2012


    I don't like Korn, but that song is alright. For instance, I would play the heck out of this hypothetical game.
    posted by Apocryphon at 6:33 PM on December 2, 2012


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