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 #55: mysterious ways

song: mysterious ways cover: kmfdm original: u2 comments: man, u2 really just rubs me the wrong way. this is basically their only song that i can tolerate or like. well, this and hold me thrill me kiss me kill me from the batman forever soundtrack, but that’s because batman forever is the best batman movie ever, forever. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? amazon, how can you NOT have kmfdm’s cover? what is WRONG…

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cover #54: i’m on fire

song: i’m on fire cover: bat for lashes original: bruce springsteen comments: there are undertones to this song that always made me a little uneasy; the not-so-veiled references to venereal disease, the lack of clarity on whether or not the guy in the song is a homicidal rapist, the overbearing stalker-ness. bat for lashes’ version, however, evokes madames of lower-middle-class brothel houses. to each their own. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? bruce springsteen…

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cover #53: space oddity

song: space oddity cover: tulus original: david bowie comments: that’s all the comment required, thank you.   first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? tulus’ cover of space oddity is a void that just doesn’t see fit to fill. internet, activate! david bowie – space oddity lyrics: ground control to major tom ground control to major tom take your protein pills, and put your helmet on ground control to major tom commencing countdown, engines…

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cover #52: today

song: today cover: madina lake original: smashing pumpkins comments: maybe i should start a spin-off blog dedicated to terrible covers of songs. we can toss evans blue and fear the clown there, and that one a perfect circle cover, and this one. i think the real crime here, in my (uninformed due to never hearing this band before) opinion is dudeguysinger trying to sound like billy corgan, when even billy corgan should be trying to sound less like billy corgan…

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cover #51: dust in the wind

song: dust in the wind cover: linkin park original: kansas comments: fun fact: i had linkin park and limp bizkit mixed up in my head, which speaks volumes of my opinion of both. anywho, from “one step closer” to “dust in the wind”. and there you go. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? amazon does not have linkin park’s tear-jerking rendition of dust in the wind. to the internet with you! kansas – dust…

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cover #50: do you really want to hurt me

song: do you really want to hurt me cover: violent femmes original: culture club comments: this cover comes to you compliments of KEXP: literally, as i was pondering what to do for today’s post, it came on radio. i take signs from the universe seriously. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? culture club – do you really want to hurt me do you really want to hurt me lyrics: give me time to realize…

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cover #49: angel

song: angel cover: sepultura original: massive attack comments: you know, there really isn’t anything i can say about the combination of massive attack and sepultura. i think this song might be too pretty, kind of like how the better known supermodels, apart from their ability to be a walking clothes hanger, are remembered because of some outstanding quirk in their features (cindy crawford’s mole, lily cole’s weird alien face and head, etc). first song is cover, second is original. where…

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cover #48: bohemian rhapsody

song: bohemian rhapsody cover: the braids original: queen comments: shows how much attention I’VE been paying; i’ve been sitting on an R&B cover of bohemian rhapsody, and i didn’t even know it. i brought this thing back just in time. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? queen – bohemian rhapsody the braids – bohemian rhapsody lyrics: is this the real life? is this just fantasy? caught in a landslide no escape from reality open…

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cover #47: people are people

song: people are people cover: a perfect circle original: depeche mode comments: i’ve been looking for a new song to apply the “shitty cover” tag to for a while now. i just never thought it would be a cover by a perfect circle that would satisfy the itch. jesus, this blows. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? depeche mode – people are people a perfect circle – people are people lyrics: people are people…

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