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October 26, 2012 12:39 PM   Subscribe

So apparently, Misfits covers on ukelele are now a thing.

Happy Halloween.
posted by TheWhiteSkull (21 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is the soundtrack of your youth being re-purposed for a hybrid car commercial.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:50 PM on October 26, 2012 [17 favorites]


The moment Glenn Danzig finished scribbling out the lyrics to Skulls, an interesting-looking girl appeared from the shadows and started to sing it out with ukulele (in some myths, a parlor guitar), and wouldn't stop no matter how much he roared at her.
posted by fleacircus at 1:01 PM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


...not with a bang, but with a uke.
posted by basicchannel at 1:03 PM on October 26, 2012 [6 favorites]


In his house in Jersey, buff Danzig waits seething.
posted by Atom Eyes at 1:04 PM on October 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Cute girls playing small instruments, irony, metal... This post has all the elements of a smash Internet success. Yet for some reason I cannot get behind it. Meh.
posted by nowhere man at 1:13 PM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thorzdad: "This is the soundtrack of your youth being re-purposed for a hybrid car commercial."

What if there were... a smarter way to drive?

But this guy does a great job on a lot of covers: Teenagers from Mars cover is pretty great. Pajo - Devil's Whorehouse likewise.
posted by boo_radley at 1:16 PM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I will say, though, that I get the feeling that Haley (link "are") could probably wail on Astro Zombies with a proper guitar, amp and PA backing her. I think it's the Fender-style headstock on her uke.
posted by Thorzdad at 1:20 PM on October 26, 2012


They wouldn't be if people like you would stop spreading them around.
posted by mikoroshi at 1:20 PM on October 26, 2012


I would make any of those women my Helena... (I found them all very cute)

The first, being, the one who covers Dig Up Her Bones.

/Rare Misfits fan who loves both the Danizg and Graves editions. Only-only years... jury's out.
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 1:21 PM on October 26, 2012


Was I supposed to play them all at once? Cause that works.
posted by mkb at 1:50 PM on October 26, 2012


Came to this thread to recommend the Pajo EP that boo_radley linked. That thing is terrific.
posted by activitystory at 2:56 PM on October 26, 2012


Our band covered Astro Zombies with guitar + bass + drums + mandolin in the 90's.

/prime directive, get off my lawn
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 3:16 PM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks to these ladies for making me need to go listen to the originals and get their milquetoast hipster version scrubbed from my brain.
posted by AndrewKemendo at 4:11 PM on October 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wow, that's a lot of hipster to take in all at once.
posted by hellslinger at 4:35 PM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Holy crap, those are awful.
posted by blaneyphoto at 4:48 PM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like this accoustic london dungeon version without ukelele better
posted by namagomi at 4:55 PM on October 26, 2012


Next stop annihilation indeed.
posted by orme at 5:35 PM on October 26, 2012


If you're gonna twee, twee with me.

Also, here's Superchunk covering "Where Eagles Dare."
posted by ndfine at 6:55 PM on October 26, 2012


I'm rather partial to this acoustic version of Where Eagles Dare by No Fun At All. The harmony on I ain't no goddamn son of a bitch at the end just kills. Makes me wonder what if James Taylor did an album of Misfits covers?
posted by Gotanda at 7:32 PM on October 26, 2012


I lived through the era when people thought bluegrass covers of rock songs were amusing after the first verse of the first one, so I figure I can outlast the ukelele thing
posted by thelonius at 7:30 AM on October 27, 2012


boo_radley, I saw Pajo a few years ago opening for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but I was never able to figure out who he was (his name wasn't on the ticket or in any of the post-show write-ups I found). Thank you for finally solving the mystery for me!
posted by rebel_rebel at 9:15 AM on October 27, 2012


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