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Tune du Jour: “The Longest Time” – Billy Joel
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Me First & The Gimme Gimmes vs. Mortanius vs. Yellowcard
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Why Can't You See, I'm A Stalk of Broccoli Incapable of Cheatin' On You, Baby...

Why Can’t You See,
I’m A Stalk of Broccoli
Incapable of Cheatin’ On You, Baby…

 

 

Well, as a matter of fact, I don’t like Billy Joel!

 

 

The Original

 

Billy Joel:

This is an example of a really poor song.

Nick > Billy:

And here we have an example of making a mockery out of a really poor song.

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Me First & The Gimme Gimmes vs. Mortanius vs. Yellowcard
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes:

Mortanius:

Yellowcard:

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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: “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” – Hank Williams
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Sarah Bettens vs. Johnny Cash & Nick Cave vs. Me First & The Gimme Gimmes
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

The Original

 

Hank Williams:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Sarah Bettens vs. Johnny Cash & Nick Cave vs. Me First & The Gimme Gimmes
Sarah Bettens:

Johnny Cash & Nick Cave:

Me First & The Gimme Gimmes:

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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: “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” – The Proclaimers
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Down by Law vs. MxPx vs. The Toy Dolls
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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

If I Get Drunk,
Yes I Know I’m Gonna Be,
I’m Gonna be the Plant that Get’s Drunk Next to You

 

 

 

 

The Original

 

The Proclaimers:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Down by Law vs. MxPx vs. The Toy Dolls
Down by Law:

There is apparently some heated debate within the punker community as to whether this is, in fact, Down by Law, or Arnie’s favorite band, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes. Anyone got any insights? And I do mean any insights, whether pertinent to this song or whatever. I’m just short on insights, okay?!? In other words, if you’ve got some insights, and again song-related or otherwise would be just fine, then please send them my way. 

Now STAY here and make sure no one leaves …

I just got verification from Down By Law that this, in fact, is their song.

MxPx:

Toy Dolls:

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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: “I’ll Be There” – The Jackson 5
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Me First & The Gimme Gimmes vs. The Replacements vs. D.A. Sebasstian
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"Free markets will not prevail without unfettered competition among cover songs." - Milton Friedbyrd

“Free markets will not prevail without unfettered competition among cover songs.” – Milton Friedbyrd

 I’ll Be There was written for the Jackson 5 by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Willie Hutch and Bob West. The Jackson 5 recorded it for Motown Records in September 1970.  I’ll Be There became the Jackson 5’s fourth #1 hit in a row, making them the first black male group to achieve four consecutive #1 pop hits.

The most successful single ever released by the Jackson 5, I’ll Be There sold 4.2 million copies in the United States, and 6.1 million copies worldwide. It replaced Marvin Gaye’s I Heard It Through the Grapevine as the most successful single released on Motown in the U.S., a record it held until the release of Lionel Richie’s duet with Diana Ross, Endless Love (1981). Outside the U.S., I Heard It Through the Grapevine remained Motown’s biggest selling record with worldwide sales of over seven million copies.

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The Original

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The Jackson 5:

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Another #1 Hit Version

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Mariah Carey & Trey Lorenz:

Mariah Carey included I’ll Be There as a last-minute addition to her MTV Unplugged setlist (1992), after she had been informed that most acts on the show commonly performed at least one cover. Carey’s label, Columbia Records, had not planned to release the unplugged version of I’ll Be There as a single but after receiving large-scale requests they relented. I’ll Be There became Carey’s sixth #1 single in the U.S., and her biggest hit elsewhere at the time.

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Me First & The Gimme Gimmes vs. The Replacements vs. D.A. Sebasstian

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Me First & The Gimme Gimmes:

Well they do claim to be the greatest cover band in the world…

The Replacements:

From a legendary live and muddled show, which was captured on the very rare album, The Shit Hits the Fans. The fiasco was unprofessionally recorded at The Bowery, in Oklahoma City on November 11, 1984, and provides a representative sample of The Replacements in all their inebriated glory.

D.A. Sebasstian:

Front man for Seattle’s industrial rock band, Kill Switch…Klick, D.A. Sebasstian provided this tune for the cover song compilation album, Teen Feeding Frenzy. Love the fade-out on this gem.

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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: “I’ll Be There” – The Jackson 5
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Me First & The Gimme Gimmes vs. D.A. Sebasstian
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"Free markets will not prevail without unfettered competition among cover songs." - Milton Friedbyrd

“Free markets will not prevail without unfettered competition among cover songs.” – Milton Friedbyrd

The Jackson 5 recorded I’ll Be There for Motown Records in September 1970. It became the Jackson 5’s fourth #1 hit in a row, making them the first black male group to achieve four consecutive #1 pop hits.

The most successful single ever released by the Jackson 5, I’ll Be There sold 4.2 million copies in the United States, and 6.1 million copies worldwide. It replaced Marvin Gaye’s I Heard It Through the Grapevine as the most successful single released on Motown in the U.S., a record it held until the release of Lionel Richie’s duet with Diana Ross, Endless Love (1981). Outside the U.S., I Heard It Through the Grapevine remained Motown’s biggest selling record with worldwide sales of over seven million copies.

The Original

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The Jackson 5:

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Another #1 Version

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Mariah Carey & Trey Lorenz:

Mariah Carey included I’ll Be There as a last-minute addition to her MTV Unplugged setlist (1992), after she had been informed that most acts on the show commonly performed at least one cover. Carey’s label, Columbia Records, had not planned to release the unplugged version of I’ll Be There as a single but after receiving large-scale requests they relented. I’ll Be There became Carey’s sixth #1 single in the U.S., and her biggest hit elsewhere at the time.

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Me First & The Gimme Gimmes vs. D.A. Sebasstian

It’s been hours since Me First & The Gimme Gimmes were represented on CMI and, quite frankly, I’ve been receiving a lot of complaints over the perceived slight. So without further ado …

Me First & The Gimme Gimmes:

Me First & The Gimme Gimmes is a recipient of CMI’s universally coveted title of Uni Victor Melodious Maximus in Adversarial Replication. Among the title’s myriad of rewards and benefits, perhaps most desirous is that it bestows upon the recipient the eminently yearned for privilege of having one’s name appear in print media in bold yellow.

Me First & The Gimme Gimme’s triumphal performance in CMI’s THE CLASH of Cover Tunes competition is detailed below:

10/15/2013 – “The Boxer” (Simon & Garfunkel) – Me First & The Gimme Gimmes (60%) stymie Material Issue (40%)

D.A. Sebasstian:

Don’t know what to say about D.A. Sebasstian other than that before hearing his version of “I’ll Be There” on a covers compilation disc, I had never heard of the guy. But his cover was easily the best on the album. Great fun, tremendous cover:

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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Tune du Jour: “Auld Lang Syne” – Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Me First & The Gimme Gimmes vs. The Smithereens
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Broccoli Fields Forever ...

Broccoli Fields Forever …

Auld Lang Syne was composed by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. The title may be translated into English literally as “old long since”, or more idiomatically, “long long ago”, “days gone by” or “old times”. Consequently “For auld lang syne”, as it appears in the first line of the chorus, might be loosely translated as “for (the sake of) old times”.

Robert Burns sent a copy of the original song to the Scots Musical Museum with the remark, “The following song, an old song, of the olden times, and which has never been in print, nor even in manuscript until I took it down from an old man.” Some of the lyrics were indeed “collected” rather than composed by the poet; the ballad “Old Long Syne” printed in 1711 by James Watson shows considerable similarity in the first verse and the chorus to Burns’ later poem, and is almost certainly derived from the same “old song”.

Sang on New Year’s Eve for literally centuries, the first recorded version of Auld Lang Syne is believed to be by Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians.

The Original

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Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Me First & The Gimme Gimmes vs. The Smithereens

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Me First & The Gimme Gimmes:

The Smithereens:

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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Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles ... Oh Yeah!

Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles … Oh Yeah!

7-Day results of the competition between Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Des’ree and Me First & The Gimme Gimmes covering “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers ended in a tie.

However, THERE ARE NO TIES ON COVER ME IMPRESSED!

Hence, a 3-Day runoff to settle the issue. If the runoff should also end in a tie then I’ll be forced to contract a maiming of all musicians concerned (i.e. Bill Withers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Des’ree and Me First & The Gimme Gimmes) and at least one individual totally unrelated to the proceedings (probably Billy Joel), which may seem a bit harsh and arbitrary but, hell, something will have to be done …

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The Original

“Ain’t No Sunshine” is ranked 285th on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song won the Grammy for Best R&B Song in 1972.

Bill Withers:

Beautiful, beautiful song and if you don’t think so then ya better check your hearing …

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The Cover Songs Runoff

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Des’ree vs. Me First & The Gimme Gimmes

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Des’ree:

Me First & The Gimme Gimmes:

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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