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Fantasy vs. Fantasy

Steel Panther "Fantasy" vs. Aldo Nova "Fantasy." You decide. I pick Steel Panther's cover. The version is also used as the theme song to the MTV show Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory.

Reader Comments (17)

Aldo Nova brings this one home even today - 10. Steel Panther version - 7.
February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMEWIZEMGIC
Not even close....Aldo Nova by a mile.
February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
Aldo Nova !!!!!!!!!
February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJimbo
Not even close... Aldo Nova.
February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
Aldo Nova - hands down
February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSpence
Well put, Aldo Nova by a long shot. Steel Panther turned it into one of their own tragedies.
February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
One more thing........horrible choice Allyson. Listen again, you should know better.
February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
Aldo's original is a classic. It was perfect as is. Therefore ANY cover version would be inferior.
Aldo's tone was immaculate! Steel Panther's version pales in comparison. Even they'd think so.
February 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
as much as i like steel panther Aldo Novas kicks there ass.If u guys ever get a chance to listen to the rest of his cds or whole cds he is awesome to listen to and a great performer live, i saw him on the blood on the bricks tour and he rocked.
February 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
For as much as I appreciate and respect everyone's valid opinions, I have to go with Allyson on this one -- Steel Panther wins!
February 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher Long
Love the revamp but Aldo is still King.
February 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRNR Apparel
Okay, here's why I don't like the Steel panther version. The dude totally over sings it. In spots he even adds that stupid james Hetfield style grunt at the end of the phrases. That would be fine if they were doing one of their parody songs, but this is a cover version of a regular song, and his over-exaggerated way of singing it ruins the whole thing. aldo Nova's original is far better IMHO.
February 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Whoa! I agree with Alison AND Christopher Long (Fletch, don't get so weird on Al and Long) on this one -- Steel Panther saves this by a mile.

I always had a love/hate thing for this song since it came out for one sole reason, Aldo Nova cannot sing his way out of a paper bag and never will. Steel Panther has done us all a favor -- they went back and pulled this classic song from it's Metal Purgatory, dipped it in 80's Chrome, Cleaning it up, fully Glam Metallizing it and buffing it to a high sheen polish, forever ridding this gem of the off key and weak vocals Nova ruins all of his material with.

I will say this about Nova: Great visionary, songwriter, producer and instruMETAList, as he wrote this classic song and plays every instrument and, for better or worse, sang every vocal track on it. If only he knew to get a "Canadian Delp" to do the vocals in the first place. Then we wouldn't have needed Panther to go back an get fix it.
February 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Ugh! Frickin' Auto Correct...

"...we wouldn't have needed Panther to go back and fix it."!
February 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
MB, I think you're being a bit hard on Aldo Nova's vocals. Remember that this tune came out in early 1982. If you listen to most early AOR tracks from '82, you'll find that same weak vocal delivery. So-called hair metal hadn't taken off yet, so these early AOR pioneers like Nova didn't have a vocal template to draw from.
February 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob
hey metalboy i totally disagree with u on aldos weak vocal comment i have seen him live as i said in my now but previous post he is very good live not sure about now but many vocalists arent singing like they did in the 80's as there getting old lol.
February 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
Nah. Aldo Nova could never sing, as big of a groundbreaking Multi-instrumentalist he is.
March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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