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February 23, 2002 11:53 AM   Subscribe

Godzilla (MP3).I was searching for Godzilla stuff and ran into it.The so called great nirvana seems to taken Blue Oyster Cults Godzilla and changed it a little.
posted by Niahmas (26 comments total)

 
O.....K......

What a stupid post. I clicked on all your links, and I still have no idea what the hell you're talking about, minus the numerous grammatical errors. Ladies and gentlemen, a textbook example of how to not post a topic.
posted by Mach3avelli at 12:00 PM on February 23, 2002


you don't actually think that's nirvana do you?
posted by tcobretti at 12:03 PM on February 23, 2002


no, it's the Blue Oyster Cult singing "Godzilla" a long ass time before "Smells Like Teen Spirit" came out. Jeez. The point is that Kurt ripped off the hook and even the "Ugh!" from of the B.O. Cult. And oddly enough, the two chord part of Teen Spirit that isn't in _this_ song is from teh Pixies song "Debaser."

And "Come as Your Are" was a rip of "Eighties" by.... erm. By.. anyone remember?
posted by n9 at 12:07 PM on February 23, 2002


I always thought Teen Spirit was ripped off of Boston's "More Than a Feeling".

Killing Joke did "Eighties".
posted by bobo123 at 12:17 PM on February 23, 2002


Er, no it's actually a band called Ultraviolet Eye who've turned godzilla into a nirvana song. The BOC version is totally 70s sclock rock (that said I do sort of like BOC)
posted by tcobretti at 12:19 PM on February 23, 2002


Everything Nirvana did was ripped off from the Pixies. The only thing that was different was that Nirvana had no humor and Black Francis makes me giggle.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:21 PM on February 23, 2002


and, BTW, that mp3 doesn't even sound anything like Nirvana.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:21 PM on February 23, 2002


I'm so excited; it's the pixies vs. nirvana thread I've been waiting for [yawn]
posted by tcobretti at 12:27 PM on February 23, 2002


*sigh* even i must agree.... that was lame.
posted by Satapher at 12:36 PM on February 23, 2002


and there's no such thing as a Pixies vs Nirvana debate... Cobain was in dear love with the Pixies and wouldnt placed them over his head anyday... and they are better either way.
posted by Satapher at 12:39 PM on February 23, 2002


I think Nirvana needed a little more cowbell.
posted by Mach3avelli at 12:57 PM on February 23, 2002


Just to clarify what's going on here....

"Godzilla" was a BOC song from back in their heyday. Don't know what it sounds like; I'm not a BOC fan. Ultraviolet Eye is a contemporary band into ironic parodies and psychedelica. Ultraviolet Eye has covered "Godzilla" in the style of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", which Kurt Cobain had always referred to as a Pixies knock-off.

The original poster was apparently deceived by the post-modern trickery of Ultraviolet Eye into believing that the original BOC version of "Godzilla" sounded an awful lot like "Smells Like Teen Spirit", and has therefore accused Cobain of ripping off BOC. Which is a ridiculous accusation, since everybody knows that the only 90's Seattle band ripping of schlocky 70's stadium rockers is Pearl Jam.

Do I have that all right?
posted by mr_roboto at 2:36 PM on February 23, 2002


Ha. Ripping of. I meant ripping off
posted by mr_roboto at 2:41 PM on February 23, 2002


Domo arigato, mr_roboto.


(Sorry, couldn't resist.)
posted by Lokheed at 2:54 PM on February 23, 2002


Now that the controversy's been settled and the pissing contest is over...
The signature guitar lick from "Godzilla" (which is a great song from a very underrated band has been put to good use by other sources. 3rd Bass sampled it to good effect on the track "Problem Child" from their album Derelicts of Dialect.
And mr roboto-Aren't you forgetting Soungarden's Black Sabbath fixation? Admittedly, Sabbath is not all that schlocky, but to me neither is Blue Oyster Cult, Boston, Cheap Trick or any of it if you listen to it right..
posted by jonmc at 3:14 PM on February 23, 2002


Soundgarden...right; I forgot Soundgarden. Of course, the whole "grunge" thing was pretty much just a retread of early (70s) heavy metal. What I find most interesting about that era is that the two bands most associated with it by most people are Nirvana and Pearl Jam, both of whom were at best (worst?) only marginally "grunge". Nirvana (who admittedly, had earlier work with much more heavy metal influence, I'm thinking about their public perception post-Nevermind, though) was a pop band, with lots of screaming and loud guitars--a description that would also fit the Pixies to a tee. Pearl Jam, early on at least, struck me as a classic rock band with very little heavy metal influence...
posted by mr_roboto at 3:32 PM on February 23, 2002


Of course, the whole "grunge" thing was pretty much just a retread of early (70s) heavy metal.

Geez, that's what I liked about it. Grunge was great, basically because it brought actual rock music back to the top 40 and because it combined the hamfisted testosterone release of metal with the raw fury and DIY spirit of punk.(I'm also willing to bet that Alice in Chains had some AC/DC and Jethro Tull in their record collections as well.)They also seemed to be commited to making their music actually about something as well. They didn't always succeed but who does?
They also made plaid flannel and long greasy hair cool, so for a breif moment I was fashionable...
posted by jonmc at 3:47 PM on February 23, 2002


Geez, that's what I liked about it.


Hey, don't get me wrong; I'm not criticising grunge for reworking metal. Hell, we all know that there's nothing new under the sun and that any artist's primary job is the creative rearrangement of old ideas. I never really liked grunge, but I certainly appreciated it--a welcome respite from the garbage that popular music consists of most of the time. It would be wonderful to see something like that happen now to throw Britney, N*Sinc, Creed, etc. off the charts...
posted by mr_roboto at 3:56 PM on February 23, 2002


It would be wonderful to see something like that happen now to throw Britney, N*Sinc, Creed, etc. off the charts...

Belive it or not, I think a ray of hope might be Christina Aguilera.

*ducks*

No, hear me out. Apparently, at a recent show, she announced "This song is by my new favorite singer, Etta James," and did a rendition of at last. Maybe she'll do a Monkees, tell her handlers to go screw themselves and do an old school soul record, she does have a decent set of pipes, so who knows?
Call me crazy, but we can hope.
posted by jonmc at 4:02 PM on February 23, 2002


...and Boards of Canada ripped off their initials from Blue Oyster Cult.
posted by afx114 at 6:28 PM on February 23, 2002


We're discussing grunge and Alice in Chains hasn't come up. FOR SHAME!!!
posted by Dark Messiah at 8:19 PM on February 23, 2002


Umm....Dark Messiah...you may wanna look here.
posted by jonmc at 8:31 PM on February 23, 2002


Teen Spirit "ripped off" Gouge Away, according to Cobain. I really don't hear the similarity.

They are both great songs.
posted by Mondo at 9:31 PM on February 23, 2002


"Oh no! There goes Tokyo! Go, go, Godzilla!" That'll be running through my head all night now--not the worst, but not BOC's best...
posted by StOne at 10:28 PM on February 23, 2002


I agree with the Aguilera thing - but I heard Etta James today on an old Chuck Berry tape, and she was awful.
Singing "Rock and Roll Music", she just couldn't find the tune.
posted by emf at 3:43 AM on February 24, 2002


jobmc: 'doh, I swear I looked over every post. Sadly, I was wrong. Thanks for making me look dumb--I needed that! ;)
posted by Dark Messiah at 6:29 AM on February 24, 2002


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