Episode 4 - Comedy Covers & Rambling Asides
Tue 19th Aug, 2008
War! What is it pod four? Yep, it's episode four. This one rambling and unfocused, so... business as usual, despite the long break - you didn't think we'd lose our edge did you!?
We spend more time talking about Snuff (the punk gods of the comedy cover) than we do about the tracks we chose to play. In retrospect, a massive oversight, maybe we'll rectify that in a later episode.
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Here's what we played:
Cud - "Bohemian Rhapsody"(from Alvin Lives (In Leeds), 1990)
Dinosaur Jr. - "Show Me The Way"(from You're Living All Over Me, 1987)
The New Fast Automatic Dafodils - "Purple Haze"(from The Peel Sessions, 1991)
Shonen Knife - "Top Of The World"(from If I Were A Carpenter)
Ben Folds FIve - "She Don't Use Jelly"(from Lounge-a-palooza, 1997)
Petra Haden - "Don't Stop Believin'"(from Guilt By Association, 2007)
Notes & Errata:
The intro/outra is a snippet from Touch Me I'm Sick by Mudhoney. The cover art is photoshopped from a publicity shot of Siegfried & Roy. Easy tiger...
Peter Frampton appeared in "Homerpalooza", the twenty-fourth episode of The Simpsons' seventh season and originally aired on May 19, 1996 as part of the season finale.
The internet yields no trace of a Humble Pie Tribute act involving Jo Eliot of Def Leppard, the TV interview may have ben concerning the Cybernauts, which sounds a much more sane end eavour, although obviously the play-thing of retired rock star with too much time and money on his hands.
Dinosaur Jr. performed "You're Living All Over Me" in its entirity at Camden's Koko on Wednesday 31st August 2005. They didn't play "Show Me The Way" :(
Count Indigo never had a top 40 hit single. His version of "Light My Fire" may have been playlisted on Radio 1 however.
The Flaming Lips have also covered Gnarls Berkley's "Crazy", Elvis' "Suspicious Minds", Radiohead's "Knives Out" and... "Bohemian Rhapsody"!
Petra Haden performed a song called "Miranda Sex Garden Song" on her 1999 album Imaginaryland
The Mike Watt collaboration that Gareth mentioned is called "Funanori".
Snuff's first album was called "Snuffsaidbutgorblimeyguvstonemeifhedidntthrowawobblercha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha- cha-youregoinghomeinacosmicambience". Upon splitting, members went onto form Guns 'n' Wankers and Your Mum.
Billy Idol's version of "Mony Mony" replaced Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now" at the #1 position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart toward the end of 1987. Joan Jett's cover of "Crimson & Clover" was released in 1982.
The plural of errata is not erratum.
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Stuff that gets a mention, for our reference, since our memories are so bad, and also for the google juice.
Snow Patrol, Beyonce Knowles, Zane Lowe, Happy Mondays, Robyn Hitchcock, Lush, Middle Of The Road, 14 Iced Bears, Edison Lighthouse, The Siddleys, Pink Floyd, The Simpsons, Hullabalooza, David Bowie, Bee Gees, Glass Spider, Humble Pie, Steve Marriot, Small Faces, Stereophonics, Joe Eliot, Def Leppard, Phil Collins, Gavin Rossdale, All Tomorrow's Parties, Mudhoney, Lenny Kravitz, Peel Session, Jo Whiley, Fatima Mansions, Cathal Coughlan, Bryan Adams, Wet Wet Wet, Billy Bragg, NME, The Vaselines, Kaiser Chiefs, If 6 Was 9, The Shamen, The Membranes, Styler & Baldwin, Thee Hypnotics, MC5, Transvision Vamp, Sonic Youth, Red Kross, Mike Watt, Minutemens, The Vaselines, Burt Bacharach, Count Indigo, Mike Flowers Pops, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Beverly Hills 90210, Kylie Minogue, Miranda Sex Garden, Jack Pelter & His Sex-Change Chicken, Kelly Clarkson, Foreigner, Devandra Banhardt, Jim O'Rourke, Snuff (Punk Gods of the Comedy Cover), Bran Flakes, Shake 'n' Vac, Blankety Blank, Flibbydibbidydob EP, Yourgoinghomeinacosmicambience, Tiffany, Tommy James & The Shondells, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Your Mum, Guns 'n' Wankers, The Who, The Wall.