Posts Tagged ‘David Johansen’

Tune du Jour: “Personality Crisis” – New York Dolls
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Billy Carter vs. Sonic Youth vs. Teenage Fan Club feat Donna Matthews
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

The Original

New York Dolls:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Billy Carter vs. Sonic Youth vs. Teenage Fan Club feat Donna Matthews
Billy Carter:

Well this is patently unfair but I could not decide whether I liked Billy Carter’s acoustic or electric version of Personality Crisis better. So I’m offering up both.

Acoustic:

Electric (Sound quality is not very good but the performance still shines!):

Sonic Youth:

Teenage Fan Club featuring Donna Matthews:

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?!!? 

 

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Tune du Jour: “Build Me Up Buttercup” – The Foundations
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The David Johansen Group vs. Save Ferris vs. Twenty One Pilots
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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 …

 

One of the ultimate good-time songs. Syrupy, schmaltzy, bubble-gum gooey and the like? Sure but what of it? Build Me Up Buttercup still manages to endure as a retro-cool song that has brought smiles to the masses. You shake your head in disagreement? Well let me put this out there. When was the last time David Johansen wasted time on a song of no musical merit? Yeah that would be never. Still, if your senses are somehow offended by this old, played-out standby then I suggest you take the day off and come back tomorrow. The rest of us will just relax and revel in the saccharine absurdity of it all.

 

The Original

The Foundations:

 

A Creative, Fun and Obviously Memorable Use of Build Me Up Buttercup

 

Everyone gets into the act (like literally everyone) at Carly Fearnley and Rikki Sjamsul’s wedding, July 27, 2013!

 

And a Creative, Fun and Obviously Memorable Cover of Build Me Up Buttercup

 

Julia Nunes and friends and friends and more friends:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

The David Johansen Group vs. Save Ferris vs. Twenty One Pilots
The David Johansen Group:

Save Ferris:

Save Ferris has informed me that this is not their cover song. Never a dull moment on CMI …

Twenty One Pilots:

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.

Broccoli Fields Forever ...

Broccoli Fields Forever …

The Original

The Four Tops:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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The David Johansen Band vs. The Slackers

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The David Johansen Band:

The sound quality on this one is not nearly as good but it is a great old live video of The David Johansen Band. Make sure to take a look at about the 3:40 mark of the video; David is buffooning about the audience when he takes a quick step and very nearly gets clocked by one of the roving cameras:

The Slackers:

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?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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