Thursdays and Covers


You know the drill, baby.

[MP3] Ron Burgandy & The Channel 4 News TeamAfternoon Delight
I cannot possibly make any commentary to do any justice, what-so-ever, to this incredible cover.

[MP3] Josh RitterBlame It On The Tetons
Anyone who knows about the last Modest Mouse album, probably is familiar with this song. I was really excited when I got a free copy of the Thin Blue Flame single only to see the B-Side be a Modest Mouse cover! I’m sure Brian Deck had some influence on Ritter’s song selection, but I am really glad he did. Great cover of my favorite band by one of my favorite solo artists.

[MP3] James BluntWhere Is My Mind?
I’m normally not a James Blunt fan. Sure, I liked his voice and songs when I had first heard them but like a good piece of fruit.. It eventually spoiled. However, for 4:36 of great covering abilities I momentarily forgot my dislike for Mr. Blunt. It’s a pretty good cover and his voice does a pretty decent job of emulating the uniqueness of the Pixies.

I just remembered how much I love the Pixies. Excuse me while I go listen to Doolittle a few dozen times. I’m totally serial, guys.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Daniel April 27, 2006 at 11:39 am

Excelsior!

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Gina April 27, 2006 at 11:59 am

That Josh Ritter is fantastic.

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Anonymous April 27, 2006 at 2:20 pm

al gore is a doosh!!!
South park was serialy awesome last night.

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James L. Jazz April 27, 2006 at 2:24 pm

i think i hate james blunt more now because he covered my beloved pixies….after listening…yeah i really hate him.

And what’s with everyone covering where is my mind? Cover something else for christ’s sake. They do have a pretty substantial catalogue *ACHEM* letter to memphis…

Actually nevermind it’d just do the songs injustice. There are rare instances of good pixies covers out there.

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Daniel April 27, 2006 at 2:48 pm

James Blunt is the worst thing in the world. I’m counting famine and murder in this statement.

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simon April 27, 2006 at 7:04 pm

The James Blunt cover was pretty good. thanks for posting it.

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iworkatinitech April 27, 2006 at 7:53 pm

Why is James Blunt covering the Pixies (that’s sacrilege)? Regardless, thanks for the Josh Ritter tune!

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patrick April 27, 2006 at 7:58 pm

James Blunt isn’t that bad guys I’m cereal.

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Dave Rawkblog April 27, 2006 at 9:31 pm

what a bizarre post. i approve.

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Tabetha April 27, 2006 at 9:41 pm

awesome

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phlowtron April 27, 2006 at 9:45 pm

screw doolittle, you need yourself some surfer rosa.

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Anonymous April 27, 2006 at 11:33 pm

screw surfer rosa, you need to stick with doolittle.

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Rich April 28, 2006 at 9:03 am

As if arguing about the Pixies is even worthwhile right now — there’s still a manbearpig on the loose.

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brian April 28, 2006 at 10:02 am

Great cover of my favorite band by one of my favorite solo artists.

Agreed! Thanks so much for this, the best thing I’ve heard in a long time

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Smitty April 28, 2006 at 10:34 am

this song selection is just crazy enough to work. i’m kind of embarassed to admit that i actually enjoy the “Afternoon Delight” cover.

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Kevin April 28, 2006 at 10:38 am

“Thin Blue Flame” was originaly released as a tour only single last year when Josh toured the states with The Frames (great irish band). However, V2 decided to release it as a CD single in shops at the end of last year. Josh has been a fan of Modest Mouse for quite awhile now, long before the recording of “The Animal Years”, so maybe that had an influence on his selection for producer?

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Nathaniel April 29, 2006 at 3:16 am

As if arguing about the Pixies is even worthwhile right now — there’s still a manbearpig on the loose.

The man has a valid point. Does anyone have some molten lead handy?

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Chad April 29, 2006 at 2:06 pm

i got basically the same reaction in the comments section when i posted that james blunt cover a few weeks ago…

…for whatever reason, that man really brings out the hate in people.

:)

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Anonymous June 1, 2008 at 11:03 pm

the link for the josh ritter song doesnt work anymore, does anyone have one that does?

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