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Bob’s Buskers is an animated web series featuring prominent musicians covering original songs from Bob’s Burgers. Four episodes were made: “Bad Girls” by St. Vincent, “Sailors in your Mouth” and “Christmas Magic” both by the National, and “Electric Love” by Stephin Merritt and Kenny Mellman. Special bonus: the original “Electric Love” and Sleater-Kinney’s ”A New Wave” (featured previously). posted by griphus (27 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
 
OH MY GOD
posted by grobstein at 2:14 PM on April 10, 2015 [6 favorites]


grobstein: "OH MY GOD"

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaahhhhh
posted by boo_radley at 2:39 PM on April 10, 2015 [8 favorites]


I WAS LITERALLY JUST COMPLAININMG OUT LOUD THAT I CANT LISTEN TO BAD GIRLS AS A FULL FOR REAL SONG

GET OUT OF MY HEAD GRIPHUS

(AND GO TO DOG PROM)
posted by The Whelk at 3:03 PM on April 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm sad to see this didn't last long enough for someone to cover "Its Not Magic, Its Tragic" as the oddball swing/funk combo it so clearly wants to be.
posted by The Whelk at 3:11 PM on April 10, 2015


I want to hear "This Is Working" as a dirge-y duet with Nick Cave and PJ Harvey.

Also, "Taffy Butt", the parody of "Goonies 'R' Good Enough" in "The Belchies", was sung by Cyndi Lauper!

Ugh I might just end up having to do a Bob's Burgers music megapost at some point.
posted by griphus at 3:19 PM on April 10, 2015 [5 favorites]


This feels like a very elaborate gas lighting because how could I possibly just be learning of this thing based on where I choose to spend time and pay attention to on the Internet now and in 2013.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:21 PM on April 10, 2015 [3 favorites]


I know. I've got the same "Why the hell am I only hearing about this now?" feeling.

How long does Bob's have to last on TV for them to make a theatrical-release musical?
posted by benito.strauss at 3:31 PM on April 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'm so angry they sucessfully made a Rock And Roll High School homage with a song about farts that FUCKING CATCHY AS HELL OH ITS STUCK IN MY BRAIN AGAIN
posted by The Whelk at 3:34 PM on April 10, 2015


"was a short-lived"? "was"? "short-lived"? Who do I have to bribe and/or murder to revive this?

Meanwhile, here's another rendition of "Electric Love", this time featuring Kristen Schaal and John Roderick of The Long Winters.
posted by mhum at 4:18 PM on April 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


Well dammit I'm gonna have "Electric Love" in my head for two weeks.

Again.
posted by notsnot at 4:21 PM on April 10, 2015 [3 favorites]


"was a short-lived"? "was"? "short-lived"? Who do I have to bribe and/or murder to revive this?

You know what, I just checked and my timing was off: "Christmas Magic" was Dec. 2014 not 2013, so Bob's Buskers may still be ongoing!
posted by griphus at 4:21 PM on April 10, 2015


But where is "Pass the cranberry sauce"? That is a legit song that has been sung for many Thanksgivings now at my house.
posted by bleep at 4:23 PM on April 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


[Recalibrated the temporal parameters of the lede, carry on.]
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:26 PM on April 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


The National's "pass the cranberry sauce" Thanksgiving song didn't get full animated Bob's Buskers treatment, it just played over the credits IIRC. But it is indeed great! I've loved The National's stuff for Bob's Burgers: the songs always sound very much like The National songs, and they're sung with total sincerity, which makes them swing perfectly between being hilarious and genuinely great.
posted by yasaman at 4:47 PM on April 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


Oh, I forgot. I must have blocked it out of my memory because of how deeply depressed it makes me feel and how jarringly incorrect in approach it seems (is).
posted by bleep at 4:53 PM on April 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


Sleater-Kinney’s ”A New Wave”

GAHHH I JUST GOT THIS OUT OF MY HEAD

HOW IS IT SO CATCHY

HOW
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 5:39 PM on April 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


i want to go to dog prom prolly
posted by poffin boffin at 6:05 PM on April 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


The Whelk: "I'm so angry they sucessfully made a Rock And Roll High School homage with a song about farts that FUCKING CATCHY AS HELL OH ITS STUCK IN MY BRAIN AGAIN"

Which song? Oh, you mean this song? #sorrynotsorry
posted by mhum at 6:07 PM on April 10, 2015


Has there been a MeFi Music Bob's Burgers Challenge yet?

I'm just saying.

(I break out into Electric Love, Gene's Snake Song or Harry Truman often and at random.)
posted by ilana at 11:09 PM on April 10, 2015


OMG our office sings the National's version of "Sailors In Your Mouth" ALL THE TIME I had no idea they put out another one!
posted by greenland at 9:00 AM on April 11, 2015


I always thought that Thanksgiving was about Seamen In Your Mouth.

These are amazing! More I want to see:

Bieber doing Coal Mine/Will You Be Mine.
Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington doing Butts.
Talking Heads (??) doing Silent Love.
posted by Lemurrhea at 11:42 AM on April 11, 2015


I'm still unsure who should be singing Oil Spill.
posted by Lemurrhea at 11:49 AM on April 11, 2015


The b-52s in an extended dance version of Kissy-Quick-it
posted by The Whelk at 12:27 PM on April 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


Talking Heads (??) doing Silent Love.

Soft Cell.
posted by griphus at 4:30 PM on April 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


The b-52s in an extended dance version of Kissy-Quick-it
YES THIS A THOUSAND TIMES THIS
posted by Merzbau at 8:31 PM on April 11, 2015


Hm. But who's best suited for "Liftin' Up the Skirt of the Night"?
posted by Merzbau at 8:32 PM on April 11, 2015


Do you think we'll see Simple Minds doing "Don't You Want Cotton Candy"?
posted by concrete at 10:34 PM on April 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


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