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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:

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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: “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. Pickin’ On Series
Peruse, Comment and Vote (I Beseech, Implore and Urge Thee, respectively)
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It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) appeared on R.E.M.’s 1987 album Document. It was released as a single in November 1987, reaching No. 69 on the US Billboard Hot 199 and later reaching No. 39 in the UK singles chart on its re-release in December 1991. In an interview with Guitar World magazine published in November 1996, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck agreed that End of the World was in the tradition of Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues (a song notable in that RDubbs does not particularly care for it).

The Original

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R.E.M.:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Discount vs. Pickin’ On Series

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Discount:

Pickin’ On Series:

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?!!? 

SPACE

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Tune du Jour: “It’s the End of the World As We Know It” – R.E.M.
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Great Big Sea vs. Pickin’ On Series
Peruse, Comment and Vote (I Beseech, Implore and Urge Thee, respectively)
CoverMeImpressed.com     CoverMeImpressed.com     CoverMeImpressed.com

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Broccoli Fields Forever ...

Broccoli Free Europe …

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) appeared on R.E.M.’s 1987 album Document. It was released as a single in November 1987, reaching No. 69 on the US Billboard Hot 199 and later reaching No. 39 in the UK singles chart on its re-release in December 1991. In an interview with Guitar World magazine published in November 1996, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck agreed that End of the World was in the tradition of Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues (a song notable in that RDubbs does not particularly care for it).

The Original

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R.E.M.:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Great Big Sea vs. Pickin’ On Series

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Great Big Sea:

Pickin’ On Series:

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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