Boys II Mawkish
Boys II Men + Journey + Randy Rackson = Ugh
By percy thrillington Sep 28, 2009 12:35PM
Your Monday is about to get a bit more desperate, courtesy of Boys II Men's new cover of Journey's epic slab of honky bathos "Open Arms," produced by American Idol's most medium talent, Randy Jackson. I'd like to spend some time thinking of ways to make fun of this track, which is part of the Men's new holiday covers collection, but I don't think I could top Idolator's Maura Johnston, who noted that Jackson "somehow managed to modernize the circa-1982 sound of the original track, yet still make this new take on it sound as dated as a February 1998 Reader’s Digest in a dentist’s waiting room. Ah, the Idol magic is always working!"
Enjoy, if you catch my meaning:
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