Madness: “My Girl”

Posted: February 16, 2015 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “My Girl” – Madness
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Skanker vs. Tracy Ullman
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And In My Hour of Need, I Truly Am Indeed, Alone Again, Broccoli ...

And In My Hour of Need,
I Truly Am Indeed,
Alone Again, Broccoli …



One of my favorites from Madness. My Girl appeared on their first album, One Step Beyond, which became a standard of the British ska revivalist movement. When My Girl was spun- off as a single in December, 1979, it reached Number Three in the U.K. charts


The Original

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Skanker vs. Tracy Ullman

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Tracy Ullman:

Is there anything Tracy Ullman cannot do? Probably, I guess, right?

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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  1. bornunderabadsign says:

    Thought the opening piano and sappy sentamentalism was going to make Tracy my pick but in the end Skanker won my heart

  2. Arnold Plotnick says:

    I could take or leave either version. I voted for Tracey Ullman because she has breasts.

  3. RDubbs says:

    Tracy’s cute, Skanker’s better.

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