In the spirit of this thread, I give you musical performances that ruined another.
I really liked Nightengale, by Saves the Day, when it first came out. A perfectly sweet pop-punk ballad.
But then Saves the Day put out an outtake/compilation album containing a live (electrified) version of their previously acoustic Jessie and my Whetstone. A bit earlier, Dashboard Confessional changed their musical style to include more electric stuff and at the same time “electrify” their previous acoustic stuff.
While Scott Schoenbeck isn’t the worst bassist (his downbeat yet loud playing was perfect for the “sloppy punk” pretensions of the Very Emergency album, for instance,) and he and the guitarist do as good a job as possible at electrifying Dashboard’s acoustic songs, the end result just sound unnatural.
And worst of all, when I heard Nightengale, for some reason, I hear the pointlessly-droning amped up background guitars of Saves the Day and Dashboard’s electrified songs. Even though Nightengale was never acoustic :mad:.