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Covers of your favorite Pixes songs, by other famous musicians!*

*All other famous musicians simulated. Your milage may vary. Please don't shoot the messenger.
posted by 40 Watt (77 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
Dammit, that should read "Pixies". Gahhhh.
posted by 40 Watt at 9:08 AM on June 1, 2006


Woaah-ho-ho-ho! This is fun.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 9:11 AM on June 1, 2006


I was about to send this link to my friends manny and al, who are huge pixies fans. Then I realized that pottymouth.org is manny's own webserver. Nevermind.
posted by luriete at 9:13 AM on June 1, 2006


Hee, good fun. The Prince one sounds like Hot Chip (as you might expect).
posted by jack_mo at 9:16 AM on June 1, 2006


These are strangely compelling!!
posted by TwoWordReview at 9:16 AM on June 1, 2006


Frank Sinatra singing "then God is seven, then God is seven..." just made my day.
posted by pierrepressure at 9:21 AM on June 1, 2006


What, no Crackity Jones sung in the voice Paco (pedro) Pico Peidra?

Otherwise pretty damn good.
posted by isopraxis at 9:23 AM on June 1, 2006


God this sounds great
posted by grobstein at 9:23 AM on June 1, 2006


His Hendrix impression is pretty damn good. Except for the content of that mumbling at the beginning.
posted by interrobang at 9:24 AM on June 1, 2006


That content is in the Pixies track. Pretty funny!
posted by sonofsamiam at 9:25 AM on June 1, 2006


whow, holy crap. I thought, at first, what a terrible bad idea. Then I listened to them and they're really great! It's like he took all the good stuff about the particular musician and crammed it all into the goodness of a little pixies song.

pretty great.
posted by vomitous at 9:26 AM on June 1, 2006


vomoitous, my sentiments exactly. this is great. thanks!
posted by RobertFrost at 9:27 AM on June 1, 2006


sorry....vomitous (spelling is fun)

but while I'm at it again, the beach boys track is top notch
posted by RobertFrost at 9:28 AM on June 1, 2006


Hey, wait a minute. This ain't the planet of sound!
posted by four panels at 9:31 AM on June 1, 2006


This Bee Gees styled cover of wave of mutilation is just a little too cool.
posted by Matt Oneiros at 9:32 AM on June 1, 2006


Great stuff. The Bee Gees + The Pixies = Wunnerful!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:34 AM on June 1, 2006


Fucking Great!
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:37 AM on June 1, 2006


this makes Mashups seem quaint by comparison
posted by Elim at 9:42 AM on June 1, 2006


I've long considered starting a band called the Styxies, where we cover Pixies songs as they would have been sung by Styx. Would this be of interest to Pixies fans, I've often wondered.
posted by juiceCake at 9:43 AM on June 1, 2006


I can't reccomend TV on the Radio's version of Mr. Grieves enough, as well.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:44 AM on June 1, 2006


juiceCake, that is a truly inspired idea.
posted by 40 Watt at 9:45 AM on June 1, 2006


I was ready to hate this. Let me add my voice to the praise for the covers. Beach Boys' "Levitate Me" is my particular favorite. Very lovingly done.
posted by Joey Michaels at 9:59 AM on June 1, 2006


"This Monkey..." is oddly compelling with a big band arrangement. Paul Anka should cover that.
posted by StarForce5 at 10:03 AM on June 1, 2006


Thanks for the link. Great.
posted by Outlawyr at 10:06 AM on June 1, 2006


I'm amazed!

So beautiful and awesome. Thanks!
posted by basicchannel at 10:06 AM on June 1, 2006


Yeah, these are surprisingly well done. Any info on this "Matthew"?
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 10:09 AM on June 1, 2006


Wow, I love this. Wish I had something more profound to say. Thanks!
posted by purplemonkie at 10:16 AM on June 1, 2006


40 Watt, enjoyed these, thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 10:30 AM on June 1, 2006


You're all welcome-- I don't really have much more to say about 'em either, except that they're excellent.
posted by 40 Watt at 10:36 AM on June 1, 2006


I don't know who Hot Chip is but the Prince one sounds EXACTLY like Jamie Lidell. Now I can say stuff like "Jamie Lidell just sounds like some random white dude impersonating Prince covering the Pixies" and be RIGHT.
posted by lbergstr at 10:38 AM on June 1, 2006


Thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks.
posted by Gamblor at 10:41 AM on June 1, 2006


better than i expected.
posted by jcruelty at 10:41 AM on June 1, 2006


Great stuff. A fine find.
posted by MrMustard at 10:48 AM on June 1, 2006


http://www.windishagency.com/mp3/hotchip.mp3

For all your Hot Chip needs.
posted by jon_kill at 10:57 AM on June 1, 2006


This is the greatest thing I have ever heard.
posted by jokeefe at 11:07 AM on June 1, 2006


This is awesome.
posted by joe lisboa at 11:12 AM on June 1, 2006


Debaser done by The Monkees, pls kthx.
posted by jokeefe at 11:14 AM on June 1, 2006


Holy shit. This is ....a...w..e...s..o...m....e

Chills man, gave me chills.
posted by mr.curmudgeon at 11:18 AM on June 1, 2006


Best of the web.
posted by mr.curmudgeon at 11:19 AM on June 1, 2006


lbergstr, you were always right. Now you have proof. Go forth and multiply.
posted by yerfatma at 11:26 AM on June 1, 2006


These really are fucking amazing. The lot! I can't wait to hear what Frank Black thinks. Thanks, 40 Watt!
posted by shoepal at 11:27 AM on June 1, 2006


unmeh
posted by fleacircus at 11:31 AM on June 1, 2006


Fucking awesome!
posted by SweetJesus at 11:38 AM on June 1, 2006


Wow. Just wow. I'm so hiding the Prince version into the mix I'm making for my girlfriend.
posted by elwoodwiles at 11:48 AM on June 1, 2006


Hahaha.. The solo in Vamos contains both the Star-Spangled Banner and the Simpsons theme!
posted by SweetJesus at 11:49 AM on June 1, 2006


Bob Marley: "I hope every ting is all riiite"

Classic.
posted by mr.curmudgeon at 11:53 AM on June 1, 2006


Not hearing the Jamie Liddel thing at all, but then I've only seen him live a couple of times, never bought the records (he's mindblowing live, by the way).

For all your Hot Chip needs.

I was thinking specifically of Down With Prince, a song which expresses sentiments I have often drunkenly roared.
posted by jack_mo at 11:55 AM on June 1, 2006


I can't think of anything to say fut this is fucking awesome.

Thanks You!
posted by underdog at 11:55 AM on June 1, 2006


No way that is Frank Sinatra. I know Frank and that does not sound like Frank, especially older Frank.
posted by geoff. at 12:02 PM on June 1, 2006


Oh I get it. Well that's several times less cool than I had hoped.
posted by geoff. at 12:03 PM on June 1, 2006


40 Watt, you've just made my day.
posted by xmattxfx at 12:05 PM on June 1, 2006


geoff, it would have been cooler if they had travelled back in time to record these with Marley, Elvis, and Hendrix, since they all died long before The Pixies ever formed. ; )
posted by Gamblor at 12:13 PM on June 1, 2006


Wait! You mean...they didn't?
posted by mr.curmudgeon at 12:15 PM on June 1, 2006


this is eight kinds of wonderful.
posted by carsonb at 12:25 PM on June 1, 2006


Post of the month. The Hendrix one just moved me to tears....



tears of insane laughter!

Made my day, thanks again.
posted by jokeefe at 12:36 PM on June 1, 2006


Way better than it has any right to be. Another vote for the version of "Levitate Me."
posted by sklero at 12:38 PM on June 1, 2006


I want to hear the Lena Horne version of Gigantic, too.
posted by jokeefe at 12:44 PM on June 1, 2006


Neko Case does "Gigantic" please.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 1:40 PM on June 1, 2006


Interpol does 'Letter to Memphis" please again.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 1:41 PM on June 1, 2006


"That's Ore-thumb"
posted by Samuel Farrow at 2:00 PM on June 1, 2006


Yeah, I wasn't sure what to expect but I clicked on Wave of Mutilation first and laughed my ass off. Great post! The Hendrix Vamos had to be my favorite.
posted by LeeJay at 3:29 PM on June 1, 2006


These should be utterly fucking terrible.

But they're not. Not at all.

I've noticed, as a general rule, Pixies covers are uniformly bad. Even Black's reworking of his own material on Frank Black/Black Francis was lame when held up to the originals.

Maybe what you need to redo a Pixies tune is to totally reimagine it as something besides a Pixies tune. It totally works for these.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:40 PM on June 1, 2006


Shame the 'Jimi Hendrix' version of Vamos is only 64Kbps - it's the best one.

How about David Bowie does Cactus?

(Only *well* this time.)
posted by Blue Stone at 4:12 PM on June 1, 2006


Damn, that was brilliant. Here I was all ready to hate every single one of them, but now all I can do is think about who should cover which Pixies song. Little Richard doing Planet Of Sound? The Velvet Underground do Bone Machine? (I can almost imagine Lou Reed singing/drawling that "he bought me a soda, tried to molest me in the parking lot, yep yep yep!" line.)

And imagine! Buddy Holly & The Crickets doing Here Comes Your Man! It'd be great.

And re: the Liddell comparison, I can kind of see where lbergstr is coming from, though it's less obvious if you've only seen him live. It'd be nice to hear him scat-singing Nimrod's Son, mind ...
posted by Len at 4:13 PM on June 1, 2006


nicely done.
posted by 3.2.3 at 4:15 PM on June 1, 2006


wait, he impersonates all these guys himself? i'm dubious.
posted by timory at 4:30 PM on June 1, 2006


sweeet
posted by Acey at 5:24 PM on June 1, 2006


.
posted by zouhair at 5:33 PM on June 1, 2006


Wow. I'm really, really impressed. Just great.
posted by mr_roboto at 7:06 PM on June 1, 2006


"You fucking die" I said, to her
I said "YOU FUCKING DIE", to her
Huh? What?
No, no! I was talking to Kim
I said "you fucking die"
No, I was just- we were just goofing around
No, no. It didn't have anything to do with anything
She said: "Don't tou- anybody touch this is my stuff"
And I said "You fucking die" like that
I was finishing her part for her
You know what I mean?
posted by shoepal at 11:03 PM on June 1, 2006


Oh I love it!!! Great covers. And I love the Pixies. I'm adding you to my myspace.

P.S. Ha ha, shoepal.
posted by MsWonderland at 12:18 AM on June 2, 2006


[this is awsome]

btw wheres the Kurt Cobain one... roffle
posted by Dreamghost at 2:01 AM on June 2, 2006


I'm adding you to my myspace.

Fonzie just jumped over the metafilter shark tank...
posted by Dreamghost at 2:02 AM on June 2, 2006


Love it!!!
posted by schmoo at 2:54 AM on June 2, 2006


Great stuff... big Pixies fan.
posted by rob paxon at 4:41 PM on June 2, 2006


according to Matthew's Myspace blog, he's got a few more in the works:
Where is my mind by Queen, Debaser by The Beastie Boys and a James Brown special surprise!
color me giggly.
posted by carsonb at 6:19 AM on June 3, 2006


Where is my mind by Queen

Man. I can hear this already. Take that seesaw lead line, clean it up right to the beat and compress it super tight—Brian May all over the place.

And then near the end of the chorus, Freddie sings a clear "Waaay", and the wall of vocal harmony follows with an up-swooping "...waaawaay" and they come together on "down!"
posted by cortex at 7:18 AM on June 3, 2006


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