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I Have To Go Get My Head Drilled By a Dentist, So Here’s Mandy Moore Covering Joan Armatrading

I figure half of you are saying “Who is Mandy Moore?” and the other half are asking “Who is Joan Armatrading?” SHAME ON YOU ALL.

The video is slightly embarrassing for Ms. Moore, as videos so often are. The cover itself, however, is not bad.

I’ll be back later. With a drilled head.

By John Scalzi

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37 replies on “I Have To Go Get My Head Drilled By a Dentist, So Here’s Mandy Moore Covering Joan Armatrading”

Really? That’s what you leave us with? Try this…http://youtu.be/-fmCoUjOMXU. You can tell Adele really nails the performance by the look on her face at the end.

Hope nothing leaks out with the head-drilling experiment. Of course, they might be secretly installing a BrainPal(tm).

(this is the third time I’m trying to post this. For some reason, even though I’m logged in, it’s telling me to log in to make the post and then deleting the contents.)

Knew who Joan Armatrading is. Good, strong voice control, but her signing always reminds me of Linda Perry from 4 Non Blondes, I have to be in the right mood or the high pitched overtones drive me nuts.

Was unaware of Mandy Moore. Good voice, not great, but less idiosyncratic; she belts the notes, but not effortlessly so. Overall, I think she improves on Drop the Pilot, which, while it has pretty good lyrics, was never one of Armatrading’s better tracks.

Hope the dentist went well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOtMizMQ6oM

@ stoicjim

You can tell Adele really nails the performance by the look on her face at the end.

Adele always nails the performance. The modern dearth of decent singing technique has lowered my standards to where even decent is good. Adele is slightly above that, IMO.

@ Arthur D.

Mandy Moore looks dressed for a video from the 90′s

Aye, when women’s fashions were starting to look stylish before they veered back off track. Men’s fashions haven’t looked good since the 60’s.

Mandy Moore’s WP page says she’s a fashion designer. Perhaps there is hope for human attire after all.

Gotta go, kids on the lawn…

I must be part of the third half who knows who both of them are. I guess I’m showing both my age and my current lack of maturity to be able to do that (and I don’t even have any kids as an excuse for knowing who Mandy is).

Pfff, the first (and only time) I saw Joan Armatrading was at Rockpalast, in 1979…

I’m getting old – and yes, I’m wearing my trousers rolled.

J.A. was back at Rockpalast in 1980; I wasn’t but I couldn’t find any clips from 1979… so here goes: http://youtu.be/rT_0MUrXMJo

Another “third half” person here, who cringed when I read the description of the video. But it was nowhere near as bad as I worried it would be. Maybe because Mandy Moore was trying to look like Pat Benatar, while trying to sound like Joan.

And if it gets the kids today listening to more Joan Armatrading, then it’s well worth it.

– yeff

Part of the “who’s Mandy Moore” crowd, but I can hear why I should be ashamed. But the producer or whoever pushed this to the net should be ashamed too. The audio/video sync is at least a full second off.

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