Archive for April, 2016

Tune du Jour: “Day Tripper” – The Beatles
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Nancy Sinatra vs. Swingle Singers vs. Mae West
VOTE, COMMENT, then PAINT THE TOWN CYAN
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Broccoli Fields Forever ...

Broccoli Fields Forever …

 

 

The Original

 

The Beatles:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Nancy Sinatra vs. Swingle Singers vs. Mae West
Nancy Sinatra:

Swingle Singers:

Mae West:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Tune du Jour: “I’m So Bored With the U.S.A.” – The Clash
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Manic Hispanic vs. The Mods vs. Total Determinacion
VOTE, COMMENT, then ADVANCE TO GO
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Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

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The Original

The Clash:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Manic Hispanic vs. The Mods vs. Total Determinacion
Manic Hispanic:

The Mods:

Total Determinacion:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Tune du Jour: “You Really Got Me” – The Kinks
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Los Apson vs. Mott the Hoople vs. Toots & The Maytalls
VOTE, COMMENT, then SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR ME
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Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

The Original

 

The Kinks:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Los Apson vs. Mott the Hoople vs. Toots & The Maytalls
Los Apson:

Mott the Hoople:

Toots & The Maytals:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Tune du Jour: “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” – Bob Dylan
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Bad Religion vs. Robyn Hitchcock vs. Nena
VOTE, COMMENT, then LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES
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You used to be so amused, At Broccoli Man, and the carrot for a guitar he used ...

You used to be so amused,
At Broccoli Man,
and the carrot for a guitar he used …

 

The Original

 

Bob Dylan:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Bad Religion vs. Robyn Hitchcock vs. Nena
Bad Religion:

Robyn Hitchcock:

Nena:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Tune du Jour: “Pretty Vacant” – Sex Pistols
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Bollock Brothers vs. Lady Sovereign vs. London Punkharmonic Orchestra
VOTE, COMMENT, then SERVE YOUR FRIENDS LEG OF LAMB
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Oh No! There Ain't No Broccoli Sauce...

God Save the Queen
She Don’t Serve No Broccoli

 

 

 

The Original

 

Sex Pistols:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

The Bollock Brothers vs. Lady Sovereign vs. London Punkharmonic Orchestra
The Bollock Brothers:

Lady Sovereign:

London Punkharmonic Orchestra:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Tune du Jour: “One” – U2
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Kane vs. Christian Kane & Mary Blige vs. The Persuasions
VOTE, COMMENT, then DRAG THE PAST OUT INTO THE LIGHT
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Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles ... Oh Yeah!

Did I Ask for Too Much?
More Than a Lot …
You Gave Me a Carrot Guitar
Now That’s All I’ve Got

 

The Original

 

U2:

R.E.M. with Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.:

A damn shame. This one could have been a contender. But you just can’t slip the original band’s bass player and drummer into the mix and call it your own. Well … at least not on CMI you can’t!!! (Yeah, we’re a bunch of badasses around here, deal with it!)

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Kane vs. Christian Kane & Mary Blige vs. The Persuasions
Kane:

Christian Kane & Mary Blige:

The Persuasions:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Tune du Jour: “A New England” – Billy Bragg
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Across the Border vs. The King Blues vs. Too Much Joy
VOTE, COMMENT, then PUSH A PRAM
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Broccoli Fields Forever ...

Broccoli Fields Forever …

 

 

The Original

 

 

Billy Bragg:

 

In Memoriam

Kirsty MacColl:

While not a huge fan of most of her work, it’s impossible not to admire Kirsty MacColl. Hell, any musician worthy of working with Billy Bragg, Talking Heads, The Smiths and, most of all, The Pogues, has earned my respect. And while on stage she always looked to be having a grand time, a sentiment that is foreign to many “important” musicians. Fairytale of New York” is an enduring masterpiece and, of course, it is MacColl who expertly croons and trades barbs with Shane MacGowan in the song. If that were her only musical accomplishment then I’d still consider her a special talent for contributing to a pitch-perfect, raucous, yet sentimental ballad.

Billy Bragg’s “A New England” is far superior to any cover I’ve heard of the song. Still, it is worth noting that Kirsty MacColl actually enjoyed the most commercial success from the song. A year after Bragg included “A New England” on his 1983 album, Life’s A Riot With Spy vs. Spy, MacColl released it as a single. She obviously had Bragg’s blessing in that, at her behest, he wrote additional verses for her, which she consolidated into one closing verse. “A New England” became MacColl’s biggest hit, reaching number 7 in the UK Singles Chart and number 8 in the Irish Singles Chart. In 2000, MacColl tragically died while saving the life of her son during a boating accident. In tribute to Kirsty MacColl, Bragg subsequently began including the additional verse during performances of the song.

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Across the Border vs. The King Blues vs. Too Much Joy
Across the Border:

The King Blues:

Too Much Joy:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.