You Are In Charge Of A Hot Happening Young MTV-Ready Band. What Indie/Post-Punk/Etc Obscurity Do You Have Them Cover That Will Hit The Charts In A Heartbeat!

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I brought this up on the tribute band thread. Just a minute ago! I say give Cruisers Creek the million dollar bombast production job with big glam beats and some pretty boy cheekbones and you've got a number one record! Add a cool video of hip wet teens dancing by the creek-I'm thinking punk mountain dew commercial-and you've got a sensation! What indie/new wave/etc chestnut would you give to your band? And why don't hot young things pillage the post-punk catalog more often? It makes perfect sense. There are only a zillion great songs that ILMers and college radio station dj's play to death that would make sure-fire pop hits if they were given the shiny spritz of money. So?

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Okay, now I'm thinking that if you change the lyrics a little bit, Britney's version of "She's Lost Control" produced by The Neptunes is gonna be her biggest single ever!

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, man. 500 posts by dinnertime!

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Nobody will equal Grace Jone's version, shoo!

Jedmond (Jedmond), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

McFly are polishing their cover version of Mighty Mighty's "Built like a car" as we speak!

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Grace's is great, i agree. better than paul young's love will tear us apart by a longshot.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

some jonathan richman, i reckon.

is the world ready for busted doing 'roadrunner'??

hobart paving (hobart paving), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Is "Cut Your Hair" vintage yet?

cws (cws), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

whenever i listen to Hail by Straightjacket Fits I think that almost any one of those songs could be a smash. I'd give dial a prayer to Creed.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

JC Chasez - "Rip It Up"

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

our lips are sealed - go gos / fun boy three

simon 803 (simon 803), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

As I've said numerous times to complete and utter disinterest, the McFly single sounds a lot like The Mr T Experience. Something by them or the Queers or Squirtgun would be a sure fire winner and would require almost no effort at all on the part of everyone involved.

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

simon, that was already a hit. how about "When The Telephone Rings".

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

andrew wk/"to hell with poverty"

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Be on the lookout for my new band The Fading Captains. All the boys were handpicked from the Elite Modelling Agency. Their debut album Alien Lanes 2004! was produced by Bob Rock and mixed by Andy Wallace.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Happening, young AWK

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I heard a version of 'Three Girl Rhumba' on a commercial television station ID. I felt sick.

Sasha (sgh), Monday, 5 April 2004 14:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ca plane pour moi

teeny (teeny), Monday, 5 April 2004 14:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

U R TtLy frontin 4 fRANZ fERDINAND d00d n tr0llin 4 idees.
hAhAhA lol giv it upp.

autovac (autovac), Monday, 5 April 2004 14:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i still haven't heard franz ferdinand yet. i'm scared of them cuzza the 80's/newrapture/newinterpol thing. I would give them Jet Set Junta by the Monochrome Set. Wait, that doesn't smell like a hit. I would give them Starry Nowhere by The Monochrome Set. Swelling strings, massive orchestra. They would be swimming in money.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 14:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

McFly could do a good Jet Set Junta, they might need to get rid of the political bits and replace them with stuff about paparazzis and call it "Jet Set Wahey!" or something instead though.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Monday, 5 April 2004 14:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sex Drive by the Embarrassments

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 5 April 2004 14:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sex Beat by Outkast featuring Kelis!!!!!!!!!!!!

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 14:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ying yang twinz - "cannonball"

m., Monday, 5 April 2004 15:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Maybe off topic, but The Dixie Chicks should cover "Indian Summer" by Beat Happening.

sexyDacner, Monday, 5 April 2004 15:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Not (originally) an indie or post-punk song, but I'm sure someone could score big with 'Different Drum'.

N. (nickdastoor), Monday, 5 April 2004 15:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Someone has GOT to cover Suicide's "Cheree" one of these days. It's a pop hit waiting to happen.

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Monday, 5 April 2004 16:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I bet Mark Anthony could do the number justice

sexyDancer, Monday, 5 April 2004 16:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Good idea. Given their recent success, I wouldn't mind Usher and Lil Jon taking a crack at it too, in the Busta/Mariah "Give it to Me" duet sense.

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Monday, 5 April 2004 16:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

If you choose "Hiroshima Mon Amour" by Ultravox, turn to page 53.
If you choose "Blush 102" by Algebra Suicide, turn to page 112.

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Monday, 5 April 2004 16:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Busted - "Orgasm Addict" (though it might make me cry)

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Mind Your Own Business" by Delta 5. It does matter who does it. Anybody could cover it. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dixie Chicks, Pink, No Doubt, whatever. It's just lying out there on the waiver wire, waiting for someone to nab it.

Broheems (diamond), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Siouxsie covered it already (but that was 17 years ago). "The Passenger" is just a hit lying in wait, though.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Seriously, it does seem a little strange to me. I mean you've got this alternate universe of great pop songs that hardly anyone has heard and nobody takes advantage? Is it just that dylan/beatles/auteur/singersongwriter thing? People used to make hit records out of anything once upon a time. folk songs, broadway tunes, movie music, etc. Why don't Wilco cover "I Will Dare" and get that big hit that they've never had? Seems silly to me. a good song is a good song.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

and it isn't even the auteur thing when people pay the matrix a million bucks to write a song. all they have to do is give westerburg beer money.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Makes No Sense at All"-Husker Du
"Dark on You Now"-The Peanut Butter Conspiracy

BTW, is Beck's cover of the Korgis' "Everbody's Got to Learn Sometime" becoming a hit?

BTW #2, the Delta 5 song was covered a few years ago by Le Shok (not that they were in a position to have a hit or even that their version could've been a hit!).

Tim Ellison, Monday, 5 April 2004 17:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've never heard of "Le Shok" but that is one hell of an awful name.

all they have to do is give westerburg beer money.

Ha! This reminds me of how that shitty band The Offspring threw a tossed-off cover of the Didjits "Killboy Powerhead" on that big record they had. It wasn't a single or anything, but the album sold enough that I think Rick Didjit was able to buy a house!

Broheems (diamond), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I wonder what the Vaselines did with their Nirvana money.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Some ponce with cover "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and make it sound like John Mayer.

Lil' Fancy Pants (ex machina), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"under the milky way" could be recorded in the studio tonight by any number of nu pop punk bands and on the billboard hot 100 in the morning.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Monday, 5 April 2004 18:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Human Hands, "She Eats Bugs"--it's waiting to happen

bedbug, Monday, 5 April 2004 18:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I bet a bad pop punk band could do well ($$$$) butchering that Flaming Lips song about TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERINES.


Remember "Boys of Summer"?

Lil' Fancy Pants (ex machina), Monday, 5 April 2004 18:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Slack Motherfucker

earlnash, Monday, 5 April 2004 18:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

>People used to make hit records out of anything once upon a time.

Case in point: a Mel Tormé b-side from 1964 is re-recorded by Siouxsie and Budgie, and becomes one of the most memorable hit singles of the early '80s. (The Creatures, Right Now.)

Palomino (Palomino), Monday, 5 April 2004 18:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Slow Dog" by Belly. Such a perfect pop rock ditty.

Jeanne Fury (Jeanne Fury), Monday, 5 April 2004 18:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Nick Carter - 'Unsolved Child Murder/Light Aircraft On Fire' (double A-side)

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Girls Aloud - 'Me & You vs. The World'. I'm trying to imagine a parallel universe where this might happen. I doubt there is one.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Vines should cover "Eighties" by Killing Joke, then the circle of irony will be complete!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wait until you hear Ashanti's version of "Hot On The Heels Of Love".

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I would like to see a Franz Ferdinand medely of "Navvy"/"In The Navy".

christhamrin (christhamrin), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

and it isn't even the auteur thing when people pay the matrix a million bucks to write a song. all they have to do is give westerburg beer money.

that's funny, because I've heard it from a fairly (I think) reliable source that Westerberg actually does hack songwriting under another name, keeping his real name out of any credits/publishing info....the person said he's written songs for "famous" AAA radio format bands before....stricly for the easy $$

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sum 41 - "Do the Standing Still" (by the Table)

Sonny A. (Keiko), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Dolly Mixture, "Everything and More"
Tall Dwarfs, "Nothing's Going to Happen"
Velocity Girl, "Forgotten Favorite"

Ernest P. (ernestp), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh i totally believe the westerberg thing. and why not? that's a cool way to make money. kinda like script doctoring a la tarantino and carrie fisher.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 20:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah...i'm from mpls and the guy I heard it from is tight w/westerberg from way back in ye olden tymes of mpls punk so I tend to believe him...I just wish I could find out what songs he's done..

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 5 April 2004 20:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Pink - "Oh Bondage Up Yours!"

Sym (shmuel), Monday, 5 April 2004 21:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That one's inspired.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 5 April 2004 21:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

William Hung-"Sex Bomb"

C0L1N B3CK3TT (Colin Beckett), Monday, 5 April 2004 21:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

McFly- "Hitchin' A Ride"

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have always thought that someone (St Etienne? The Foxgloves?) should do a luscious synth pop version of the Go Betweens' 'Batchelor Kisses' in the style of the PSB's 'Love Comes Quickly'.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The correct answer is to have some whiny nu-emo pansies cover A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)".

Nick Mirov (nick), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

colin i love you

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

have my babies

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

jagged edge - "peaches" (stranglers)

mullygrubber (gaz), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

haha i swear to god earlier i was going to say; r. kelly - "golden brown"

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

an r'n'b/hiphop covers album like the phil collins one for the stranglers is u&k

mullygrubber (gaz), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

wait, where's my dream covers thread...

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The correct answer is to have some whiny nu-emo pansies cover A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)".

Nick, meet Bowling for Soup. Bowling for Soup, this is Nick.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

get a grip on yourself - lil kim

mullygrubber (gaz), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Lush got it right when they covered "Outdoor Miner". I'd turn it full-ish circle and have my nu-punk MTVers cover "Hypocrite" by Miki and co and turn it into a monster hit-type thing.

darren (darren), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Dammit! Allmusic lets me down once again!

Nick Mirov (nick), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oooh, Lush.

Sophie Ellis Bextor- Ladykillers.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Although I assume that Bowling For Soup did the stereotypical Wacky Punk Cover, whereas I was thinking of a less ironic take on it by someone like Brand New.

Nick Mirov (nick), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

For wacky punks, Bowling for Soup do whine a lot. They're like the "best" of both worlds.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Also: I believe the time is ripe for someone to get a shitstorm of pseudo-controversy (read: free publicity) for covering The Cure's "Killing An Arab".

Nick Mirov (nick), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i stand by every choice made here (by me):

DREAM COVERS!!

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I got a geezer-core album in the mail and the only song worth a damn on it is one where they take another of the dudes songs and put a Cure song behind it. I want to say that his name is Just Jack but i think that's from Will & Grace.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Before they got signed to Jive, Bowling For Soup soup used to do "I Wanna Be Sedated" to close all their local shows, changing the lyrics to "I Wanna Be Naked."

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Haven't seen it posted yet, but have your psuedo-wet indie band cover Berlin's The Metro. The limited vocal leap would be perfect (kitsch enough) for that first "Oh, this is so retro, it's new" single.

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think the only thing that could actually save Pink now is a cover of "Respectable".

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

a lot of bands are crazy not to go the cover route. nobody would have ever heard an Orgy song if they hadn't covered Blue Monday. That's how Marilyn Manson got famous too. When I saw The Faint the only time people went nuts and danced around like crazy was when they played Enola Gay.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Killing An Arab" failed to gain the controversy it might have expected on account of how

a) Cure fans can't be expected to read the big words in Camus

b) Music journalists can't be expected to realise Robert Smith has skimmed a book

c) "Carry On Goths" was filmed in 1995 starring Nick Owen.

noodle vague (noodle vague), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd quite like to hear a sugary guitarpop version of 'Permafrost', possibly with the chorus lyrics changed to 'I will hug you and kiss you on the Permafrost'.

ferg (Ferg), Monday, 5 April 2004 23:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"what i want is i want to hug and kiss you"

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 5 April 2004 23:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"hey, that's something everybody can enjoy!"

noodle vague (noodle vague), Monday, 5 April 2004 23:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Speaking of MTV i was watching today as they celebrated 10 years of Kurdt Cobain being dead. why would anyone wanna celebrate someone being dead?. why didn't they do this in 2001 as a 10 years since Nevermind came out or something like that?. well anyway i looked at the top of my screen and realised that it said "Remembering Kurt". they didn't even spell his name right.....sad...

Dude (The Yellow Dart), Monday, 5 April 2004 23:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Someone needs to cover the "Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight"!

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Monday, 5 April 2004 23:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

why would anyone wanna celebrate someone being dead?

see the entire history of Christianity.

noodle vague (noodle vague), Monday, 5 April 2004 23:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The only one misspelling his name was Kurdt.

They want to celebrate for the money. "Kurt's Death: 10 years later" sells a lot more issues of Spin/RS/Geetar Magazine than another Blink 182 cover.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 5 April 2004 23:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Dido doing Me I Disconnect From You spells hitsville!

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 23:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I really need an MP3 of Dominatrix.

JtN OTM.

suzy (suzy), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 00:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Also if we turn this concept on its head, back in the mists of time I suggested to Nick Currie that he cover 'Sex Shooter' by Vanity 6 by way of some raspy Gainsbourgisms.

suzy (suzy), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 00:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Daniel Bedingfield: "Calling Your Name" (Simple Minds)

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 00:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

why didn't they do this in 2001 as a 10 years since Nevermind came out or something like that?

Because that was right around the time the World Trade Center was destroyed, and MTV was showing nothing but CNN 24 hours a day. A lot of cable channels were.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 00:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Kanye West-"Birdhouse in Your Soul"

C0L1N B3CK3TT (Colin Beckett), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 01:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

hahaha

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 01:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two for two!

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 01:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

hey Sasha - theres a bark psychosis version of '3 girl rhumba' which is pretty odd.. haven't heard this mainstream one yet though..

chris andrews (fraew), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 02:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

but....on the back of Bleach it says Kurdt

Dude (The Yellow Dart), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 05:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

did nobody remember that Chicks on Speed covered that Delta 5 song?

i think a sports punk band covering, say, "television addict" by the victims could be a huge hit..

the surface noise (electricsound), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 05:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Haven't seen it posted yet, but have your psuedo-wet indie band cover Berlin's The Metro.

Not that it can't be done again, but the bizarro SF band I Am Spoonbender already did that, though they renamed it "Where Do Words Go?"

no opinion, Tuesday, 6 April 2004 05:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Rasmus - 'Da Da Da'

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 07:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hmm, overnight this has practically turned into

OFFICIAL TRIFE/HULKINGTON BEST OF THE 90s MIX

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 07:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Maroon 5- How You Remind Me.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 08:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Followed by: Maroon 5 - Outdoor Miner.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 09:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Maroon 5 "Can't be Funky"

christhamrin (christhamrin), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 13:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Some girl trio in the Atomic Kitten vein: "The Orchids" by Psychic TV, followed up by Strawberry Switchblade's "10 James Orr Street".

Dammit, given away my plans for world domination now.

OleM (OleM), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 14:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Echos Myron"!

Simon H., Tuesday, 6 April 2004 14:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I was debating that or "I am a Scientist"

This thread reminds me of my idea to start a pre-fab indie group that would do half covers. Like the band sof yesteryear would do. I AM THIS GENERATIONS MALCOM MCLAREN.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 14:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Linkin Park - "Bela Lugosi's Dead"

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Tuesday, 6 April 2004 14:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Fountains of Wayne - "Calling All Girls"

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Tuesday, 6 April 2004 14:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd be very happy if either Busted or McFly decided that the thing to do would be to cover both sides of the "The Sun Shines Here" / "I'll Be Your Surprise" 7" by Hurrah!

#1 guaranteed. I guarantee it. And I can, you know.

Tim (Tim), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 14:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

sum41 - "stand and deliver"

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 18:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(or "save the gorillas" take yr pick)

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 18:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

jc chasez - "if i was your girlfriend"

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 18:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

TLC did beat him to it, although I guess that it has been a good 10 years now. hmmm... I'd like to hear it. Or he could maybe do "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man".

Broheems (diamond), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 19:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think the only thing that could endear JC Chasez to me is if he covered "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa"

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 20:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh this is fucking ridiculous. It's a rule that EVERY hip MTV-ready indie breakout must do "outdoor miner" by Wire. D-U-FUCKING-H!

donut bitch (donut), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 20:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
"Dazzle" by Siouxsie for Gwen Stefani's next album.

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 25 March 2005 13:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wait, i changed my mind. dfa-produced cover of kick in the eye by bauhaus for gwen.

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 25 March 2005 14:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Peekaboo" for Gwen.

And somebody's gotta do the Violent Femmes' "Add It Up."

Rick Massimo (Rick Massimo), Friday, 25 March 2005 14:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

As I don't still don't know how they didn't dominate the charts worldwide (even despite Patrick Fitzgerald being openly homosexual), someone could easily hit #1 with one of their songs...from "Come on Now" (some modern-rock band like Puddle of Mudd could cover it, not that I'd want to hear the abomination) to "The 1001st Fault" (which would be so great for an emo group).

What we want? Sex with T.V. stars! What you want? Ian Riese-Moraine! (Eastern Ma, Friday, 25 March 2005 14:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

^"their" being Kitchens of Distinction, of course

What we want? Sex with T.V. stars! What you want? Ian Riese-Moraine! (Eastern Ma, Friday, 25 March 2005 14:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Well, maybe not #1, but could definitely go Top 40.

What we want? Sex with T.V. stars! What you want? Ian Riese-Moraine! (Eastern Ma, Friday, 25 March 2005 14:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Some R&B queen should do a cover of ESG's "Moody", too.

What we want? Sex with T.V. stars! What you want? Ian Riese-Moraine! (Eastern Ma, Friday, 25 March 2005 14:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Franz Ferdinand's cover of ABC's "Poison Arrow" was #1 for 16 weeks in the fall/winter of 2005.

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think Britney's got the right voice to handle Bad Brain's - i Against i -
(Dust Brothers Produce) and intorducing these kids to some real punk.

Bobby Peru (Bobby Peru), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I also would love to hear Linkin Park's version of "Karma Chameleon."

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"RED GOLD AND GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!"

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I would love to hear Omarion mulch "Father Figure".

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Or Limp Bizkit! Or Breaking Benjamin! Or whomever!

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Mogwai, "Music Box Dancer"

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

DFA1979, "Rhythm Is a Dancer"

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Chromeo, "Rhythm Is Gonna Getcha" (the MSM song!)

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ludacris w/ Sum 41, "The Super Bowl Shuffle"

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ooh, that would be good.

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Leon Bluth (Ex Leon), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I still can't figure out when Gwen Stefani hasn't covered "Walking in L.A."

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Why, rather.

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

you were right the first time Ott

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Kites Are Fun!

Maria D. (Maria D.), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

There's a great, broken, Motels song called "Counting" that I'd love to hear someone revamp.

Lyra Jane (Lyra Jane), Friday, 25 March 2005 16:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Touché.

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Friday, 25 March 2005 16:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

* Mandy Moore, The Raincoats' "No One's Little Girl."
* Any almost-played-out mall-punk band, TVPs' "Part Time Punks."
* Fiona Apple, Throwing Muses' "Hate My Way."

mike a, Friday, 25 March 2005 18:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Now that's genius.

What we want? Sex with T.V. stars! What you want? Ian Riese-Moraine! (Eastern Ma, Friday, 25 March 2005 19:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"No One's Little Girl" is ripe for a smooth R&B retranslation - I can fully get on board with that.

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Friday, 25 March 2005 19:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh. My. God. I was just about to say Fountains Of Wayne "Calling All Girls" but someone beat me to it, last year. It really is kind of obvious, and I have no idea what's stopping them.

dlp9001, Friday, 25 March 2005 20:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Must say that "Hounds of Love" wouldn't be my first choice.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Friday, 25 March 2005 21:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Imogene Heap - "The Tide is High"

jdw (jdw), Friday, 25 March 2005 21:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

Rihanna - Love's Secret Domain

Mule, Friday, 11 May 2012 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

"Spazz" by the Elastik Band

Poliopolice, Friday, 11 May 2012 21:04 (five years ago) Permalink

sick thread

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 21:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I've never seen this thread before. Some wicked suggestions.

Moka, Friday, 11 May 2012 21:53 (five years ago) Permalink

M83 - "Driver's Seat"

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:39 (five years ago) Permalink


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