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



Gina April 27, 2006 at 11:59 am

That Josh Ritter is fantastic.


Anonymous April 27, 2006 at 2:20 pm

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


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.


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.


simon April 27, 2006 at 7:04 pm

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


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!


patrick April 27, 2006 at 7:58 pm

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


Dave Rawkblog April 27, 2006 at 9:31 pm

what a bizarre post. i approve.


Tabetha April 27, 2006 at 9:41 pm



phlowtron April 27, 2006 at 9:45 pm

screw doolittle, you need yourself some surfer rosa.


Anonymous April 27, 2006 at 11:33 pm

screw surfer rosa, you need to stick with doolittle.


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.


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


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.


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?


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?


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.



Anonymous June 1, 2008 at 11:03 pm

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


Anonymous August 19, 2009 at 2:43 am

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