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'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

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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