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Tune du Jour: “Fly The Flag” – Stiff Little Fingers
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Mauri Clash City Rocker vs. Squeezer vs. Uncle Bard & the Dirty Bastards
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“Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.”

  Harvard economist, Henry Rosovsky

 

 

 

The Original

 

Stiff Little Fingers:

 

Archival Footage

Nobody’s Heroes:

Just one of the multitude of tribute bands memorializing South Florida’s early-80’s brilliant, genre-busting band, Nobody’s Heroes.

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Mauri Clash City Rocker vs. Squeezer vs. Uncle Bard & the Dirty Bastards
Mauri Clash City Rocker:

Squeezer:

Uncle Bard & the Dirty Little Bastards:

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?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “Road to Nowhere” – Talking Heads
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Dark Horses vs. Release the Sunbird vs. SixNationState
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“Lying is second nature to him. More than anyone else I have ever met, Trump has the ability to convince himself that whatever he is saying at any given moment is true, sort of true, or at least ought to be true. It’s impossible to keep him focused on any topic. I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is. I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes, there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”

  Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter of Trump’s “Art of the Deal”

 

The Original

Talking Heads:

 

Nice Live Version

 

David Byrne and St. Vincent:

Check out this high-precision choreography!

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Dark Horses vs. Release the Sunbird vs. SixNationState
Dark Horses:

Release the Sunbird:

SixNationState:

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?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “Helpless” – crosby, stills, nash & Young
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Nick Cave vs. Patti Smith vs. Eddie Vedder & Eliza Jane Barnes
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“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”

  Aldous Huxley

 

 

 

The Original

 

crosby, stills, nash & Young:

 

The Last Waltz

 

Very nice rendition by Neil, Joni Mitchell and The Band. I’ve always wondered why Neil never recorded with Joni. They’re old buddies and her voice works well with his signature falsetto.

Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and The Band:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Nick Cave vs. Patti Smith vs. Eddie Vedder & Eliza Jane Barnes
Nick Cave:

Patti Smith:

Eddie Vedder & Eliza Jane Barnes:

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?!!? 

Tune du Jour: “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” – R.E.M.
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Discount vs. Sugarland vs. The Suicide Machines
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“We urge Americans to be mindful of their leading role and international responsibilities as a great country and a great democracy when they go into the voting booths. Your mistake might spell a global disaster. There is no substitute for America as a pillar of world stability, and no one to contain an American Duce. Suddenly, browsing the world map, I recognize possible contours of the scenario described by George Orwell in the prophetic book he called simply 1984: three autocratic powers dominating the international landscape, each seized by fear, bigotry, and nationalism and controlled by the one and only strong leader or a politburo. Did Orwell simply make a 32-year mistake in timing?”

  Former Russian Minister Andrei Kozyrev

 

The Original

 

R.E.M.:

 

40 Watt Revival

 

Considering Stipe, Buck and Mills are somewhere on the crowded stage, this version of “It’s the End of the World …” is precluded from CMI competition. However, since I’ve enjoyed 5-8 many, many times over the past couple of decades and love the spectacle of so many Athens/Atlanta musicians on stage yucking it up with Athens Royalty, well, this gem from the past well deserves a seat at the table.

 

Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, 5-8, Patterson Hood, Clay Leverett, Bain Mattox, Amanda Kapousouz, Vanessa Hay and a veritable basket of other adorables:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Discount vs. Sugarland with Matt Nathanson & Little Big Town vs. The Suicide Machines
Discount:

Sugarland with Matt Nathanson & Little Big Town:

The Suicide Machines:

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?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” – Neil Young
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Nils Lofgren vs. Jessica Manning vs. Psychic TV
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Note: My family is currently facing some challenges. We’ll be okay but we’ve got some things to work through. I enjoy doing these posts but they can be time consuming and I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep it up. We’ll see but I may have to shut it down for a time.

 

The Original

 

Neil Young:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Nils Lofgren vs. Jessica Manning vs. Psychic TV
Nils Lofgren:

Jessica Manning:

Psychic TV:

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 Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: R.E.M. vs. John Otway vs. Snuff
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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 …

For every music-lover there are a few inherently bad songs that they inexplicably enjoy. For many these guilty pleasures are kept well-hidden, never to be disclosed, lest the humiliation would be too much to bear. But I have no guilty pleasures, only pleasures. Or, as others who know me might put it, I simply know no shame. For example, I will now proclaim to the world (or at least the multitudes of CMI patrons) that I really like this song. I’ve liked it from the first time I heard it and it still brings me a smile hearing it today. Gloria throws it down as if she’s in the midst of a real-time heated encounter. But who can blame her when some no-good cad returns from outer space to taunt her anew. You tell ’em Gloria!

 

The Original

 

Gloria Gaynor:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

R.E.M. vs. John Otway vs. Snuff
R.E.M.:

John Otway:

Sadly, the audio is poor on this particular clip. Yet it is well worth a viewing just to sample some of Otway’s maniacal genius at its best.

Snuff:

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: “The One I Love” – R.E.M.
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Bush vs. Heroina vs. Pickin’ On Players
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Broccoli is Free in Europe …

 

 

The Original

 

R.E.M.:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Bush vs. Heroina vs. Pickin’ On Players
Bush:

Heroina:

Pickin’ On Players:

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.