samurai

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Member Since: 2/23/2003
Total Mixes: 7
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F'd Up Covers

Artist Song Buy
The KLF   Dancing Queen - (ABBA)  buy on itunes
Laibach   Jesus Christ Superstar - (A.L. Weber)  buy on itunes
Weezer   Hit Me Baby One More Time - (Britney Spears)  buy on itunes
Cake   I Will Survive - (Gloria Gaynor)  buy on itunes
Richard Cheese  More Human Than Human - (White Zombie)  buy on itunes
Marilyn Manson  Tainted Love - (Soft Cell)  buy on itunes
Hayseed Dixie   You Shook Me All Night Long - (AC/DC)  buy on itunes
Johnny Cash  Personal Jesus - (Depeche Mode)  buy on itunes
The Plugz  Hombre Secreto - (Secret Agent Man theme by Sloan & Barri)  buy on itunes
Moog Cookbook  Black Hole Sun - (Soundgarden)  buy on itunes
Senor Coconut  Showroom Dummies (Cha Cha Cha) - (Kraftwerk)  buy on itunes
The Gourds  Gin and Juice - (Snoop Doggy Dogg)  buy on itunes
Johnny Cash  Hurt - (Nine Inch Nails)  buy on itunes
Tatu   How Soon Is Now - (The Smiths)  buy on itunes
Zeromancer  Send me an angel - (Real Life)  buy on itunes
Ian Brown   Thriller - (Michael Jackson)  buy on itunes
Reel Big Fish   Take On Me - (A-Ha)  buy on itunes

Comment:

Just a mix of enjoyably 'bad' or occasionally 'good' covers of some already great tunes. Names in parentheses are (as far as I know) the folks who made the songs famous originally. I've seen and heard much dispute over who does the cover of Gin and Juice, so feel free to correct me if you know FOR SURE. Standouts (according to my listening audience of like 2 people) are the Cake song, Cash doing 'Hurt,' and the pickin' and grinnin' version of Gin and Juice. Least loved song (by everyone but me) is Hombre Secreto. I still love that tune.

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Siobhan
Date: 6/2/2003
Didn't know Weezer did a Britney Spears cover...I'm VERY intrigued. Travis did a cover of the same song, and it (somehow) really worked. Tatu doing The Smiths is sacrilege. Love the mix, by the way, especially the Ian Brown and Cake tracks!
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samurai
Date: 6/2/2003
Yes, I found the Tatu cover to be particularly ... ironic. There is no greater song than "How Soon Is Now?" by the Smiths except MAYBE "Where is My Mind?" by the Pixies. Maybe I just love songs where the title is a question...Hmm...

The Weezer cover is a live track, it seems...audience laughter in the background on occasion.

Thanks for diggin on my mix!

D
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Nic Diamond
Date: 6/2/2003
I'm not here to tell you that Hayseed Dixie don't cover Snoop Dogg, for I don't know about that. But I am 100% SURE that The Gourds from Austin, TX do a rippin' bluegrass cover of "Gin and Juice" that is very widely passed-around. Just this past weekend someone told me that on The Gourds website there is video footage of the guys from the band playing the song for Snoop, and his reaction...but I have yet to check that out. I dig this mix, by the way. Especially the KLF, Weezer and Reel Big Fish songs I'd like to hear. Some that are already favorites of mine include Cake (what a great version), Manson, and the Depeche song by Johnny Cash...he takes that song to a whole new level for me. Nice job. PEACE
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Bob Swartzlander
Date: 6/2/2003
It is The Gourds that did that cover of Gin & Juice. This mix looks great. Nice to see some out-there covers!
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samurai
Date: 6/2/2003
Excellent info on the Gin and Juice origins...I'll have to go check out the Gourds! As a fellow Texan, I'm surprised I hadn't found that out sooner. Shame on me, but thank goodness for AOTM, because now the truth can be told!!

Thx!
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uproar13
Date: 6/3/2003
Doesn't Ian Brown do Billy Jean??
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samurai
Date: 6/3/2003
uproar - not sure. I've heard the thriller cover obviously, but haven't heard Billy Jean. That would be excellent!
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Siobhan
Date: 7/8/2003
yup - I heard him do Billie Jean live and it kicked ass. I think he does it a lot, though.
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El Kabong
Date: 1/30/2004
Fountains of Wayne have a cover of Baby One More Time, too. It's a great song to play if you know guitar. I'm not sure, but I predict that in about 10 years, it might well be known as a classic. ;-) Well, maybe not quite, but any song that can sound so beautiful by Travis, and can be covered by bands like FoW and Weezer can't be all bad.

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