Posts Tagged ‘Adolescents’

Tune du Jour: “The KKK Took My Baby Away” – The Ramones
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Anti-Flag vs. Beatnick Termites vs. Manic Hispanic
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So Where Are the Strong, And Who Are the Trusted, And Where is the Broccoli, Sweet Broccoli!

Broccoli, Broccoli, Broccoli, Broccoli!
All the Girls are in Love With Me, I’m a Teenage Broccoli

 

The Original

The Ramones:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Anti-Flag vs. Beatnick Termites vs. Manic Hispanic
Anti-Flag (and fans):

Beatnick Termites:

Manic Hispanic:

Manic Hispanic is a farcical Chicano punk band comprised of current and former members of Californian punk bands the Adolescents, The Grabbers, Punk Rock Karaoke, The X-Members, 22 Jacks, Final Conflict, Agent Orange, Death by Stereo and The Cadillac Tramps. Apparently all, or at least many, of the members were to some extent afoul of the law as the band was formed on the advice of a probation officer in order to keep the guys out of further trouble.

Manic Hispanic plays punk standards, altering the lyrics to reflect the perspective of disadvantaged Hispanics. Their songs aim to be comical while also drawing attention to real structural difficulties that Hispanics have to cope with on a day-to-day basis. A few characteristics that typify Manic Hispanic’s creations are that the lyrics are going to be witty; the songs are going to be played with ample expertise; and the songs they select to parody are going to be among the best of the punk/hardcore genre.

The I.N.S. Took My Novia Away:

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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?!!? 

 

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Tune du Jour: “House of the Rising Sun” – Traditional
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Adolescents vs. John Otway vs. Nina Simone
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Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles ... Oh Yeah!

Oh Mother, Tell Your Children,
Not to Do What I Have Done,
Spend Your Life Devouring Broccoli,
In the House of the Rising Sun

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The House of the Rising Sun is a traditional folk song. Its origin may date back as far as the 16th century, sharing some thematic resemblance to the British ballad, The Unfortunate Rake. The oldest known recording of the song, under the title Rising Sun Blues, is by Appalachian artists Clarence “Tom” Ashley and Gwen Foster, who recorded it for Vocalion Records on September 6, 1933. The most successful commercial version, recorded in 1964 by the British rock group The Animals, was a number one hit on the UK Singles Chart as well as in the United States, Canada and Australia. The Animals version of the song has been described as the “first folk-rock hit”.

Earliest Known Recording

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Clarence “Tom” Ashley and Gwen Foster:

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The Most Popular

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The Animals:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Adolescents vs. John Otway vs. Nina Simone

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Adolescents:

John Otway (with substantial audience participation):

Nina Simone:

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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?!!? 

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Tune du Jour: “Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated)” – The Offspring
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Curtis Suburban vs. Manic Hispanic
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Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated) was the song that launched The Offspring from small potatoes to really, really big potatoes. The song appeared on the band’s third album, Smash, which was released in August 1994. Come Out And Play reached number 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Track charts. For quite sometime it was about the only thing you could hear on the radio.

Despite sounding like a run-of-the-mill, fast-driven, chaotic, party-rocker, the lyrics of Come Out And Play are actually quite insightful, pertaining to the very real and growing problem of inner city youth gangs, wanton violence and the prevalence of easily gotten handguns.

I had a girlfriend who thought The Offspring was the greatest band ever. And with that I’ve written just about everything I could possibly think of on the song Come Out And Play and the band The Offspring.

The Original

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The Offspring:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Curtis Suburban vs. Manic Hispanic

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Curtis Suburban:

Manic Hispanic:

Manic Hispanic is a farcical Chicano punk band comprised of current and former members of Californian punk bands the Adolescents, The Grabbers, Punk Rock Karaoke, The X-Members, 22 Jacks, Final Conflict, Agent Orange, Death by Stereo and The Cadillac Tramps. Apparently all, or at least many, of the members were to some extent afoul of the law as the band was formed on the advice of a probation officer in order to keep the guys out of further trouble.

Manic Hispanic plays punk standards, altering the lyrics to reflect the perspective of disadvantaged Hispanics. Their songs aim to be comical while also drawing attention to real structural difficulties that Hispanics have to cope with on a day-to-day basis. A few characteristics that typify Manic Hispanic’s creations are that the lyrics are going to be witty; the songs are going to be played with much expertise; and the songs they select to parody are going to be among the best of the punk/hardcore genre.

Come Out And Play (Get Them Immigrated):

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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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