The Darkness singer responds to Puddle Of Mudd’s viral cover of ‘About A Girl’: ‘Is it wrong to laugh at this?’

The Darkness singer responds to Puddle Of Mudd’s viral cover of ‘About A Girl’: ‘Is it wrong to laugh at this?’

THE DARKNESS singer Justin Hawkins has weighed in MOTHER’S‘s cover version of a NIRVANA classic that went viral two years ago.

The 47-year-old British-born rocker, who currently lives in Switzerland, offered his assessment of MOTHER’S frontman Wes Scantlin2020 release of “About a girl” via his Youtube series “Justin Hawkins rides again” where he shares a mix of serious musician analysis and fun hot take to his 112,000 subscribers.

MOTHER’S‘s acoustic performance of the track by SiriusXM studios was uploaded to Youtube in January 2020, but did not explode on the video-sharing platform until three months later, with opponents blowing up Scantlin‘s off-key take on the iconic song.

Earlier today (Sunday, April 24), Hawkins took to his Youtube channel to share a nine-minute response to MOTHER’S‘s version, which explains in the accompanying notes: “Today I respond to a video that has received a lot of ridicule. It is MOTHER’S cover up NIRVANA‘s ‘About a girl’. However, I would like to respond to it from a more sympathetic point of view and tell you why it might not be that fun at all. What do you think? Is it wrong to laugh at this, or is it just fun? “

IN Justin‘s video response, which can be seen below, he says in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I do not know enough about this band, I do not know what’s going on with him, but it seems that when he prepares to sing even the first line, then it seems that he has a little hurt When it gets into your head that way, you have no chance.

“You can really see the singer from MOTHER’Shis face is like this [adopting a pained expression]and that’s before he even sang a note, ” Hawkins went on. “So his head is kind of in the wrong place. He’s already playing out how these challenging high notes are going to be, how they’re going to feel. And I imagine his voice tightening up. When you gets the kind of excitement that shows up [in the throat] when the problem is actually inside [your head]. “

After listening to more of Scantlin‘s attempts at some of the high notes, Hawkins added: “I think he’s sick. Maybe he’s tired. Maybe it’s one of them where he’s in the middle of a tour and he’s really, really overtired. Maybe he’s damaged his vocal cords a bit, and he can feel that he’s not in the right place … And you can see on his face that it’s unbearable for him. He gets nothing from his bandmates. He should basically not do this – it should he really does not. I really have a hard time not sympathizing with him… I can not even listen to it. He should not do it. Poor guy. Give the man a day off – or 365. Give him a year off. That’s it. Sea a year off. “

Hawkins so listened to some more of MOTHER’S‘s performance, with Wes made an effort to hit the notes that were originally sung by Kurt Cobain.

“When I listen to it, I can almost hear things being shredded,” Justin said. “It actually hurts me to hear him do it – not just because it’s bad, and of course it’s bad. But that poor guy.

“I have to tell you how it is. For those of us who have testicles, you know when you see someone get booted, or someone runs to someone else and boots him in the testicles, you can feel it. When I see “This is something that’s coming to me. I just want to keep him. Not like that – not from behind or anything, but I want to tell him I feel for him.”

Hawkins continued to speculate in it Scantlin suffered from a medical condition in the throat at the time of it SiriusXM tape. “This has to be prior to a surgical procedure on his voice or something like that,” he said. “I’m not saying this to be cruel. I’ve been in the exact same situation myself. He just should not work. Uh, that’s awful.”

As for how he would have handled the situation differently, Justin said: “I think if I were [Wes‘s] guitarist, I think I would put my guitar away from me, I would go to the cameraman, I would invite him to turn off the camera. I would take the microphone away from [Wes] and I will say something like this: ‘Dear listeners and viewers SiriusXM, our singer bravely defies the odds and he has a medical condition that you can probably hear. He really should have a message from his doctor not to be present here. I put an end to this because he needs rest, he needs medical attention, and we all need to pray for him and sympathize with him. And we will be back as soon as his voice is repaired, no matter how long it takes. “

Back in April 2020, Scantlin shot back at critics of him “About a girl” performance, writes in a post on social media: “Get up above others who are trying to take you down … I feel best NOW … and that’s all that matters. I pray for you all because we worries us. Jealousy is toxic and toxic people are a waste of time. We leave with nothing but a SMILE “.

As of this writing, MOTHER’Ss version of “About a girl” has surpassed 1.7 million views on Youtube with only about 4,600 likes.

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