The Ramones: “Blitzkrieg Bop”

Posted: April 12, 2018 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “Blitzkrieg Bop” – The Ramones
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Nick Cave vs. Glambeats Corp featuring Chepito vs. Yo La Tengo
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“Karl Marx was right, socialism works. It is just that he had the wrong species.”

  Biologist and Ant Specialist Edward O. Wilson




The Original

The Ramones:


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Nick Cave vs. Glambeats Corp featuring Chepito vs. Yo La Tengo
Nick Cave:

Glambeats Corp featuring Chepito:

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?!!? 


  1. Cuspid says:

    I honestly cannot imagine what Nick Cave’s cover of this song must sound like. It’s like the ultimate mismatch between artist and song.

  2. RDubbs says:

    That could have been Yo La Tengo playing the back beat for the Glambeats Corp. Despite the low fidelity, the Caveman takes the cake (along with my vote).

  3. Arnold Plotnick says:

    The Nick Cave version sounds nothing like Nick Cave. It just sounds like a bunch of kids in a garage banging out a mediocre, lo-fi version of the original. The Glambeats’ slowed down version was too pretentious for me. You can’t really croon this song. Well, maybe Nouvelle Vague could have gotten away with it, if they tried, but somehow it just doesn’t work for the Glambeats. I wasn’t all that impressed with Yo La Tengo, either, I must say, although their snappy little instrumental version ended up winning my vote.

  4. Pete Black says:

    Dubbs, you must have forgotten to vote. I just voted and there are no votes for Cave. I would never have recognized this as Cave/Bad Seeds so I researched it and it all makes sense. The bootleg album this is culled from contained 6 tracks by Nick and The Seeds from various sources and 5 live tracks from the second ever gig by The Boys Next Door which is the band which became The Birthday Party. Nick was a little over a month from turning 20 years of age at this show. I got nothing from The Glambeats so I voted for the Yo La Surf version.

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