Billy Joel: “The Longest Time”

Posted: June 21, 2016 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “The Longest Time” – Billy Joel
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Me First & The Gimme Gimmes vs. Mortanius vs. Yellowcard
Why Can't You See, I'm A Stalk of Broccoli Incapable of Cheatin' On You, Baby...

Why Can’t You See,
I’m A Stalk of Broccoli
Incapable of Cheatin’ On You, Baby…



Well, as a matter of fact, I don’t like Billy Joel!



The Original


Billy Joel:

This is an example of a really poor song.

Nick > Billy:

And here we have an example of making a mockery out of a really poor song.


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Me First & The Gimme Gimmes vs. Mortanius vs. Yellowcard
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes:




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.

  1. Cuspid says:

    Yellowcard all the way. They figured out the best, even better than MF&TGG, that if you play this song with lots of distorted guitar and speed it up real fast not only does it sound a lot better, but it also ends a lot sooner, which in the case of this song is a good thing. 1:35 is about as much as I could take.

  2. RDubbs says:

    This is surely one of the biggest upsets in CMI history. I am an unabashed fan of Me First & The Gimme Gimmes. They pretty much always get me cracking up and thrashing about. And this is one of their better efforts. Granted, opening with a quick SLF homage was a blatant attempt to sway the judges but, hey, it’s the attempt that counts. So how could I not vote for MF&TGGs? Well, Yellowcard came out of nowhere with a pitch-perfect assault on this bugger and, as Dougie pointed out, didn’t stick around long enough as to wear out their welcome. Superb! As for Mortanius, they had an excellent construct to build upon but ultimately did not execute well enough to capitalize on the concept.

    In the words of the infamous Cowhead, Bang on men …

    • RDubbs says:

      I would be remiss not to mention the stunning effort of the obviously ultra-talented Nick Pasquale! As a father to a boy, I can only hope my son grows up to be as impressive an individual as Mr. DePasquale appears to be.

  3. Arnold Plotnick says:

    Very hard not to vote for a band that starts a song with Suspect Device before segueing into a nauseating Billy Joel song, but I agree with the Gatorwood residents above. Yellowcard made it quick and relatively painless. They win.

  4. bornunderabadsign says:

    I nearly pissed my pants when I saw Dubbs had featured a BJ song…what’s up with that? and oh, I vote Yellowcard!

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