Tune du Jour: “I Want to Hold Your Hand” – The Beatles
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Alex Chilton vs. Al Green vs. Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle

Broccoli Fields Forever …

 

 

“Do I like American women? I like all women; I don’t care where they come from. Most of the time I don’t care where they’re going either.”

  Lemmy

 

 

The Original

The Beatles:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Alex Chilton vs. Al Green vs. Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle
Alex Chilton:

Al Green:

Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “A House is Not a Home” – Love
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Chemistry Set vs. The Duke Spirit vs. Yo La Tengo
Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

Read it in the Sunday Papers:

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital have erected five arm-waving robots to help manage Kinshasa’s traffic-clogged roads. The 8-foot-tall, solar powered robots were built by a local association of female engineers and direct Kinshasa’s traffic flow using flashing red and green lights on their hands. Residents are optimistic that the aluminum robo-cops will bring order to the city’s congested and chaotic streets. “There are certain drivers who don’t respect the traffic police, but with the robot it will be different,” said cabbie Poro Zidane. “We should respect the robot.”

 

The Original

Love:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

The Chemistry Set vs. The Duke Spirit vs. Yo La Tengo
The Chemistry Set:

The Duke Spirit:

Yo La Tengo:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “God Only Knows” – The Beach Boys
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: David Bowie vs. Elvis Costello & The Brodski Quartet vs. Dave Edmunds
Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

 

“I drink to make other people more interesting.”

  Ernest Hemingway

 

 

 

The Original

The Beach Boys:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

David Bowie vs. Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet vs. Dave Edmunds
David Bowie:

Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet

Dave Edmunds:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “Baba O’Riley” – The Who
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Guided by Voices vs. Pearl Jam with Steve Diggle vs. Pickin’ On Players

Broccoli For Miles
And Miles And Miles
And Miles And Miles …
Oh Yeah!

 

 

“Want to know what God thinks of money? Look at the people he gave it to.”

  Dorothy Parker

 

 

 

The Original

The Who:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Guided by Voices vs. Pearl Jam with Steve Diggle vs. Pickin’ On Players
Guided by Voices:

Pearl Jam with Steve Diggle:

Pickin’ On Players:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “Straight to You” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Adalitavs. Emm Gryner vs. Dee Madden
Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

 

“A man doesn’t know what happiness is until he’s married. By then it’s too late.”

 Frank Sinatra

 

 

 

The Original

 

If I’m ever crazy enough to get married again this will be my wedding song.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds:

I decided to include this cover just as a frame of reference of what could happen when some muttonhead gets it in his head to cover a great song. I will warn you, this is ugly to the point of profanity. (I shudder to think of what the Caveman might do if he ever got his claws into this character.)

Josh Groben:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Adalita vs. Emm Gryner vs. Dee Madden
Adalita:

Emm Gryner:

Dee Madden:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “Thousands are Sailing” – The Pogues
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Brassknuckle Boys vs. Don Chambers & GOAT vs. McGillicuddys

Broccoli For Miles
And Miles And Miles
And Miles And Miles …
Oh Yeah!

Phenomenal song, simply phenomenal!!! Let me be clear, there is simply no way to improve upon The Pogues’ masterpiece. In some ways it seems foolhardy that lesser bands even attempt the task. Not sacrilegious, mind you, but seemingly self-defeating, impractical and ultimately foolish.

But in the immortal words of Hunter S Thompson, “But the ticket, take the ride”. So go ahead. You’ve got much to prove and might as well start making a name for yourself tonight. March on up to the cadre of Hells Angels at the end of the bar and slug the biggest one in the latissimus dorsi. Just please wait until I’m at least 15 miles down the road before you cash in that ticket …

The Original

The Pogues:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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Forget the naysayers! C’mon mate. That big dirty bastard is ripe for the taking …

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Brassknuckle Boys vs. Don Chambers & GOAT vs. McGillicuddys

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Brassknucle Boys:

Don Chambers & GOAT:

McGillicuddys:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

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Tune du Jour: “Going Underground” – The Jam
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Buffalo Tom vs. Da Lata with Floetic Lara vs. Lostprophets
Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

Read it in the Sunday Papers …

A Washington state man was arrested after he allegedly strapped a bag of marijuana to an arrow and shot it into a prison. Authorities said that David Wayne Jordan tried to shoot the arrow into an exercise yard at the Whatcom County Jail, but overshot the target, with his special delivery landing on a roof. When Jordan, 36, was arrested, he claimed he’d been trying to hit a squirrel. “He had no explanation as to why squirrel hunting requires attaching marijuana to an arrow,” said Sheriff Bill Elfo.

 

The Original

 

The greatest 3 minutes of music ever? Maybe …

The Jam:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Buffalo Tom vs. Da Lata and Floetic Lara vs. Lostprophets
Buffalo Tom:

Da Lata and Floetic Lara:

Lostprophets:

Okay so the lead singer, Ian Watkins, is a despicable wretch of a human being. But if you could separate the degenerate from the song, you’d have to admit that this is a pretty damn good cover.

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!?