Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thuper Thong Thurthday #14: Covers Up!

As I said last week (and have been planning on doing for months) this is going to be my cover playlist.  At least this is the upbeat cover list.  Next week I'm going to do a mellow music cover playlist.  I had too many songs that I wanted to include so I've decided to split em.

As I said this is the upbeat playlist.  I have tried to keep it kind of head-bobbing-bouncy kinda stuff.  Hope I succeeded.  I've been awake for too long so I'm not sure what will happen today.  Let's see shall we?

TTT #14 Playlist
TTT Mega Mix Playlist

This is not my beautiful house...

I know this is an old song.  I know everyone (mostly) knows it, BUT it's still awesome.  Plus it opens up with drums which is just a good start to a playlist.  Suck em right in.  This is the Talking Heads covering Take Me To The River by Al Green.

Take Me To The River - Talking Heads

I Yam What I Yam...

Dammit I love that movie.  It's not that great, but I still love it.  Anyway this song is in no way related to Popeye starring Robin Williams & Shelley Duvall, at all.  It IS, however, Marty Dread covering What I Am by Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians.  I just dig it because who doesn't like reggae?

What I Am - Marty Dread


Ya know they were talking about remaking Ferris Bueller's Day Off??  How crazy is that?  How about you guys remake some movies that sucked the first go around.  Just a thought.  Dexy & The Midnight Runner's.  Save Ferris.  Good stuff.  Skank away.  And that is punk skanking not scantily clad ladies...

Come On Eileen - Save Ferris

Nena Don't Need Ya

This may be a subtle joke lost on most.  So I will just explain it.  This is a cover of both the English AND German version (2 for the price of 1!) Nena's hit 99 Luftballoons, which is 99 Red Balloons in English.  The band that cover it is named Goldfinger.  That picture up there is a pic of Shirley Eaton from the James Bond movie Goldfinger. See?  Complicated.  Anyway, cool version.

99 Red Balloons - Goldfinger

Hammer of the Gods...

This was the theme from the movie The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.  The one with James Bond in it.  Not the one in a language I personally don't speak.  I fell in love with this version of the Led Zeppelin classic instantly.  Nine Inch Nails front man (and sort of only man) Trent Reznor has never let me down.   For this cover Trent 'NIN' Reznor teamed up with Karen 'Yeah Yeah Yeahs' O.  An unlikely team, but an awesome as you will now hear...

Immigrant Song - Trent Reznor & Karen O

Everybody Supernova...

I actually almost prefer this song to the original.  It's hard for me to choose.  I can blast either one at full volume and really jam out.  The original was by The Buggles.  Stupid Fact:  Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was the first video to ever air on MTV.  There ya go, now you're learning AND getting music.  Eat that!

Video Killed The Radio Star - Presidents of the United States of America

Dustin Hoffman is a hot piece...

If you don't get that picture.  I weep for you.  It's very simple.  Of course you might not be American or have access to that particular candy soooo... they're lemon heads.  The name of this bands cover-er is The Lemonheads.  Not very creative but they do a great version of this classic by Simon & Garfunkel.

Mrs. Robinson - The Lemonheads

Second Star on The Right...

Nothing says Smooth Criminal like a young chimp on your lap whilst you sit upon a sequined glove chair.  Is there anything that makes you more awesome?  Blue leather jacket, uh yes!  Michael Jackson.  Alien Ant Farm.  Go.

Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm

That's it for this week.  Next week we will be doing slowed down, not quite slow jams, but mellow, mellow music.  I like a good mellow song, as I am sure you know.  That's it for this week however.

KKNY signing off...


  1. LONG LIVE THE LEMONHEADS! Does anyone say long live the...anymore. Good cover list! Oh Evan Dando how I miss ya. I was just the other day spotifying my Lemonheads. Come on Eileen and 99 Red Balloons...GOOD LIST! I was gonna post my favorite Lemonheads song, but as I look at the list I don't have one! I love Rudderless, Into Your Arms, Alison's Starting to Happen...

  2. I guess I forgot to say it in the blog itself but The Lemonheads was for you my sister. I also thought about adding Letter to Cleo. I know these are some long time favs =).

  3. ahh. the lemonheads...I had that CD or tape..idk anymore, it's been that long. Never heard a cover on Edie Brikel..that was a new one. I think the Talking Heads were underrated. They are one of the great 80's bands, and smooth criminal and video killed the radio star (which is true btw) were wonderful, as was Immigrant song...reznor you genius you...I'm going to have to say that the I couldn't make it all the way through Come on Eileen. I couldn't get the dancing overalls out of my head (original video-google it) GREAT LIST!! Love Alien Ant Farm..HATE Micheal Jackson...good twist!