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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:

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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?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “Don’t Fence Me In” – Cole Porter
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: James Brown vs. David Byrne vs. The Killers
VOTE, COMMENT, then PUNCH THOSE DOGGIES
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“Don’t Fence Me In” was based on text by Robert Fletcher, a poet and engineer with the Department of Highways in Montana. Cole Porter, who had been tasked with writing a cowboy song for a musical, purchased the song rights of the poem from Fletcher for $250. While Porter used some of Fletcher’s actual lines he edited, added and rearranged most of the poem and then composed the music for it.

California is a garden of Eden, A paradise to live in or see. But believe it or not, You won't find it so hot, If you ain't got the broccoli

California is a garden of Eden,
A paradise to live in or see.
But believe it or not,
You won’t find it so hot,
If you ain’t got the broccoli

Porter’s arrangement of “Don’t Fence Me In” was produced in 1934. The song was first recorded in January 1935 by Edward Neil and The Foursome Quartet for the musical Adios, Argentina. However, the film was shelved before ever making it to production. I could not find a recording of “Don’t Fence Me In” by Neil & Company.

Fast-forward to 1944 and crooning Cowboy films are all the rage. “Don’t Fence Me In” was dusted off and handed to Roy Rogers for the upcoming movie Hollywood Canteen. But just prior to the release of Hollywood Canteen, Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters (with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra) rushed their recording of “Don’t Fence Me In” out, which went on to sell more than a million copies and topped the Billboard charts for eight weeks in 1944–45. While Roger’s rendition subsequently languished, Gene Autry’s 1945 version of “Don’t Fence Me In” reached number 4 on the Country & Western charts.

 

Most Popular Versions

 

Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra:

Gene Autry:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

James Brown vs. David Byrne vs. The Killers
James Brown:

David Byrne:

The Killers:

 

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 Wanna Dance With Somebody” – Whitney Houston
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: David Byrne vs. Alvin & The Chipmonks
Peruse, Comment and Vote (I Beseech, Implore and Urge Thee, respectively)
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Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

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The Original

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Whitney Houston:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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David Byrne vs. Alvin & The Chipmonks

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David Byrne:

Alvin & The Chipmonks (with significant input from The Chipettes):

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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?!!? 

SPACE

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

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Unrelated But Not Without Ample Merit

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You Can Read All About it in the Sunday Papers:

Flying is so much fun! Les Price, a 518-pound Brit, was recently forced to pay for two airplane seats to account for his extra heft, only to discover upon boarding the plane that the seats were not side-by-side! “One was in row 17 and the other in row 19,” said Mr. Price, 43. Nice!