"The problem with GnR is that they suck. The songs suck. Even when they were in their prime they sucked. Remnants of an era of misogynistic sunset strip garbage. Bros who dressed like girls but still acted like high school jocks.
Maybe now. Young Jack Nicholson was awesome. Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, Easy Rider, Batman.....hell yea.
I just watched the original 2 Batmans the other day. They're both really good. Christopher Walken owns #2.
Yea, they're a bit campy and silly at this point with that Burton style but overall they're good stuff. Nicholson's joker was eating up the scenery in a fantastic way. Not completely ridiculous like the movies that came after it. And yea...Walken as Max Schreck was awesome.
There is not a single Talking Heads cover that is better than the original (not including David Byrne/St. Vincent)
This is probably true, however!
My old Roo buddy used to host DIY garage rock / punk shows in his basement about once a month. One Halloween, he got a bunch of bands to do cover sets of post-punk bands. Hands down, the best cover band I have ever seen was that night's Talking Heads cover band (more accurately, a normal band doing Talking Heads covers). The whole band was tight, but the lead singer sounded exactly like David Byrne - I'm talking pitch-perfect. I so wish I could remember their name, but it really felt like I was seeing them in CBGB circa 1976.