Ironic Covers

a. the use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
b. an expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
c. a literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect.
d metal covers of gerry rafferty’s “baker street”.

cover #46: ordinary world

song: ordinary world cover: aurora original: duran duran comments: oh house music. will you never win? first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? duran duran – ordinary world aurora – ordinary world lyrics: came in from a rainy thursday on the avenue thought i heard you talking softly i turned on the lights, the tv and the radio still i can’t escape the ghost of you what has happened to it all? crazy, some are…

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cover #45: while my guitar gently weeps

song: while my guitar gently weeps cover: spineshank original: the beatles comments: even if he was still alive, i could never marry peter steele. because i don’t like the beatles. yeah, i’ll let that absorb for a second. but seriously, i just… don’t. i appreciate their contribution to the music world, and the artists they’ve influenced, and blah blah blah, but i just don’t like the beatles themselves. covers of their songs, though… i can get behind those. first song…

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cover #44: immigrant song

song: immigrant song cover: trent reznor, atticus ross, and karen oh original: led zeppelin comments: i’m going to go ahead and state right now that there’s really no irony to speak of here. the original is awesome, and the cover more so. the end. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? led zeppelin – immigrant song trent reznor and atticus ross with karen oh – immigrant song lyrics: we come from the land of the…

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cover #43: cinnamon girl

song: cinnamon girl cover: type o negative original: neil young comments: #1: i don’t like neil young. #2: WHY DID YOU LEAVE US PETER STEELE?! WHYYYYY first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? neil young – cinnamon girl type o negative – cinnamon girl lyrics: i wanna live with a cinnamon girl i could be happy the rest of my life with a cinnamon girl a dreamer of pictures i run in the night you…

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cover #42: let’s go all the way

song: let’s go all the way cover: insane clown posse original: sly fox comments: this is where i tell you that i used to actively listen to insane clown posse, that i actually paid money to attend a concert, and half-heartedly searched locally for two-liters of faygo. we all have memories we’d rather forget. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? sly fox – let’s go all the way insane clown posse – let’s go…

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cover #41: lay lady lay

song: lay lady lay cover: ministry original: bob dylan comments: on the surface, this cover seems deserving of a “shitty cover” tag: screamy sing-talk vocals, weird background noises… and yet, somehow, it works–and definitely removes itself from the original. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? bob dylan – lay lady lay ministry – lay lady lay lyrics: lay lady lay lay across my big brass bed lay lady lay lay across my big brass…

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cover #40: space dog

song: space dog cover: dragon style original: tori amos comments: even at the height of my tori amos obsession, “space dog” was never a favorite of mine. i like the neon-sandpaper quality of dragon style’s cover much better. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? tori amos – space dog dragon style – space dog lyrics: way to go mr. microphone show us all what you don’t know centuries secret societies he’s our commander still…

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cover #39: tainted love

song: tainted love cover: marilyn manson original: soft cell comments: pro-tip: don’t bother with the music video for marilyn manson’s cover of “tainted love”. just… don’t. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? soft cell – tainted love marilyn manson – tainted love lyrics: sometimes i feel i’ve got to run away, i’ve got to get away from the pain that you drive into the heart of me the love we share seems to go…

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cover #37: girls on film

song: girls on film cover: wesley willis original: duran duran comments: you can’t possibly comprehend with 100% of your brain how happy i was to discover that this exists. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? duran duran – girls on film wesley willis – girls on film lyrics: see them walking hand in hand across the bridge at midnight heads turning as the lights flashing out, it’s so bright then walk right out to…

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cover #36: the epic all-nirvana forwards tribute

oh snap, we’re breaking format again to bring you the antithesis/doppelganger/opposite of last week’s epic all-nirvana backwards tribute, featuring nirvana covering other bands… with bands… covering nirvana. “OH MY GOD THAT’S SO REVOLUTIONARY I DON’T EVEN KNOW I’VE LOST THE ABILITY TO CAN” yeahyeahyeah, anyway. it is my desire to bring forth some maybe lesser known (except for tori amos’ cover of “smells like teen spirit”; i think we’ve all heard it by now, but it is pretty darn different,…

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