New Music

A couple of weeks back I posted about a chav mockney toe-rag called Jamie T who’s song, If you got the money, I couldn’t get out of my head.

Since then Mr T has been far and away my most listened to song but The Automatic’s Monster has been seriously challenging its poll position.

I love the song (Monster) but I hadn’t seen the video yet so I went to the YouTube and checked it out. If you’re reading this in a feedreader, click though here and watch the video.

It’s a very cool Beastie Boys meets the Monkees type production with a very funny cameo from Sasquatch. Well worth a few minutes of your time.

However, I also found a second version, this time an animated Lego version that’s absolutely brilliant! Here it is for your viewing pleasure –

I know which one I prefer…

While I’m on the subject of music, can anyone recommend some cool live cover versions of songs done in different genres? I’m thinking Nelly Furtado’s version of Crazy or Travis’ version of Hit Me Baby One More Time?

Dave, Leona, Mitch – any suggestions?

*UDPATE* The search is over. This is the definitive cross-genre cover version. Richard Cheese doing Snoop Dog’s Gin and Juice. Fantastic. I’ve already forgotten what the original sounds like.


7 Responses to New Music

  1. Leona Hobbs says:

    Check out Hayseed Dixie for a hillybilly tribute to AC/DC. Rock on.

  2. And how about Mat Weddle of Obadiah Parker doing his acoustic thang with Outkast’s “Hey Ya”. Blogged it, here.
    Razorlight (great UK band) did a fantastic acoustic version of Hey Ya as well – thanks for the nod though, I’ll check Mat Weddle out tonight!

  3. David Jones says:

    There’s two I’ve caught on youtube recently. The Strokes with a godawful cover of The Clash’s “Clampdown.” I love The Clash and I love The Strokes, but this shouldn’t have happened.

    Second, Gnarls Barkley’s cover of Gone Daddy Gone by The Violent Femmes is pretty faithful in sound, but the video is fantastic. Not live though.

    A few other horrendous choices come to mind while I type. Smooth Criminal and Boys of Summer covered by some faux punk posers…can’t remember the names. Maybe Alien Ant Farm did Smooth Criminal. Everclear (another favourite of mine) did a horrible cover of Brown Eyed Girl.

    REM covered There She Goes by The Velvet Underground…pretty faithful too. The Replacements did Black Diamond by Kiss. Crash Test Dummies did Androgynous by The Replacements. Rage Against the Machine have a great covers album…their take on the MC5 Kick Out the Jams is great. Radiohead covered Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd. Only they would a. cover Floyd and b. pick this song.

    Another great one is a cover with a brilliant guest appearance. Bono joining Pearl Jam on stage in Toronto during their live cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin In The Free World.” The lyric that introduced Bono: “…one more kid who’ll never get to go to school, never get to fall in love, never get to be him…” and Bono walks out on stage. Brilliant.

  4. Laura says:

    Ed – you’ve gotta check out Me First & the Gimme Gimmies. They do covers of all types of popular tunes in a fun pop-punk way. Weirdest redo – a track from Phantom of the Opera.

  5. Ed Lee says:

    Leona, Michael, David, Laura – thanks for your suggestions, I’ll certainly be checking them out over the weekend!

    I can certainly recommend the Mat Weddle hey ya cover!


  6. That’s awesome. The Richard Cheese clip, I mean. Out-freakin-standing. And just perfect for the HanuKwanzaMas season. They should pipe it at Zellers.

  7. Ed Lee says:

    I’m sort of addicted to “the Cheese” right now! His band – Lounge Against the Machine.


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