Nouvelle Vague covers New Wave and Punk (MLYT)
Nouvelle Vague (no, not this one
) does Bossa Nova covers of New Wave and Punk songs, including: Dance with me
(Lords of the New Church
), Master and Servant
), Love will tear us apart
), Making plans for Nigel
), Blue Monday
), This is not a love song
), The guns of Brixton
), and one NSFW title [more inside]
posted by zippy
on Aug 19, 2009 -
The best-known version of that joyful ode to getting smashed, Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
, would surely be the Jerry Lee Lewis rendition
, and Memphis rockabilly singer Johnny Burnette
recorded a hopping little version
of the tune as well. But the song was written and originally recorded
by Stick (aka "Sticks") McGhee
, who adapted it from a chant he learned during his stint in the Army. And yes, "spo-dee-o-dee" was a substitute for another word
, which, though fine for the Army, wasn't exactly radio friendly. Stick wrote a few other tunes in celebration of the alcoholic beverage, including "Six To Eight" and "Jungle Juice"
. And as has been pointed out previously
, the song title was likely the inspiration for the alcoholic concoction known as the "spodi
". Drink up!
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Apr 13, 2008 -
Yo La Tengo is Murdering the Classics...
again! For the 12th straight year, this legendary group of music nerds
from Hoboken, NJ
encamps to the studios of local free form radio station WFMU
to play, on the spot, three full hours of listener-requested covers. The request show, part of the station's annual pledge drive, happens tonight (Sunday, March 2)
from 5-8 pm EST, and thanks to the wonder that is the internet you can listen (128k MP3 stream)
live from anywhere in the world (or catch the real broadcast in FM at 91.1 in NYC / New Jersey and 90.1 in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Western NJ and Eastern Penn)
. [more inside]
posted by kowalski
on Mar 2, 2008 -
Anybody out there remember The Left Banke
? They were a kinda Beatle-y 60's pop/rock outfit out of New York City. Critics labeled them "baroque-pop", apparently due to the "classical" influences in their music. They're surely best known for their catchy little harmony vocals hit from 1966, Walk Away Renée
. And in a reversal of the more common trend of white artists covering Motown hits, a rather unexpected version by The Four Tops
turned up. Arguably, the song wasn't exactly
a perfect fit for the soul vocal quartet at the time they first recorded it, but more recent
performances show that they've grown comfortable with it over the years: maybe it's the slower tempo. Here's the lyrics
. And the story behind the song
. And what the hell, the Wikipedia
page. And Songfacts
. They all have something of interest to offer concerning this durable little number, originally written by a 16-year-old!
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Jul 24, 2007 -
US Army clears itself of abuse in Gitmo
An Army officer who investigated possible abuse at Guantanamo Bay after some guards purportedly bragged about beating detainees found no evidence they mistreated the prisoners — although he did not interview any of the alleged victims.
posted by CameraObscura
on Feb 7, 2007 -
Monster Magazine Covers!
Quote: "Vintage pulp magazines will be offensive to many people today. They were issued before the current climate of political correctness overtook the country. Themes of many magazines (or at least the covers) are racially insensitive, show violence to women, unsafe and/or promiscuous sex, and negative stereotyping of gays, lesbians, Asians, and almost any group you can imagine."
posted by mischief
on Jun 11, 2005 -
sound is pretty simple: all Beatles cover songs, but done in the style of Metallica. Totally illegal, but available on many P2P networks for free download and via bittorrent. Blackened the USSR, indeed.
posted by mathowie
on Apr 6, 2004 -