Why is Henry Winkler Wearing a Speedo?

Okay, so I have to record some good singles and remix albums I picked up, but I’m incredibly lazy. So, in blatant disregard to my own rules, this post is consists completely of songs that were ripped off CDs. They’re all pretty hard to find though, which totally makes it okay, right?

Well, I don’t care what you think. Shaddup and just listen to the music.

Arcade Fire – Brazil
This is a cover of a Kate Bush song that was originally in the Terry Gilliam movie of the same name. Arcade Fire + Kate Bush + Terry Gilliam = totally awesome. This is the B-side to ‘Rebellion (Lies)’.

Artic Monkeys – Chun Li’s Spinning Bird Kick
You only need to know three things about this track:
1. It’s the B-Side to ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor.’
2. It’s an instrumental jam
3. It’s the only song I’ve ever heard named after a special move in Street Fighter II.

Magnificent Bastards – Mockingbird Girl
This is a song you’ve never heard of from a soundtrack you didn’t buy to a movie you didn’t see based on a comic book you didn’t read – Tank Girl. The song, soundtrack, movie and comic book all kicked ass, so whatever man, it’s totally your loss. Anyways, The Magnificent Bastards were Scott Weiland’s short-lived side-project that never really got off the ground (heroin does have a tendancy to do things like that.) He re-recorded the track a few years later for his solo album, but this version is much better. I’d love to hear Velvet Revolver’s take on this one!

Bjork – State Of Emergency (Alec Empire State Of Emergency Mix)
The first time I heard this it was on a ridiculous compilation called Y2K that was full of generic techno tracks by artists like Apollo 440 and The Prodigy. This was a big exception – Alec Empire (of Atari Teenage Riot) took this beautiful Bjork track and slowly deconstructed the fuck out of it, transforming it into a beautiful cavalcade of random noise and breakbeats. Don’t listen it to this with headphones, it will make your head explode.

Cheap Trick – Day Tripper (Live)
This is one of the few good Beatles covers I have ever heard. It’s not surprising though, as Cheap Trick is one of the best bands in the history of pop music and lead singer Robin Zander could probably sing damn near anything and make it sound good. This is off of the now out-of-print box set Sex, America, Cheap Trick. By the way, their new CD is their best work since Dream Police, pick it up.

Sugarbabes – I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor
I got this friend, her name’s Lisa. Lisa LOVES the Brits. Lisa buys NME, Mojo, Uncut, Q and all those other ridiculous British mags. I’m not a fan of the British press, they get way too excited way to easily, and their stupid cheeky senses of humor frequently get in the way of good writing (like in the latest issue of Q that gave Def Leppard’s surprisingly good CD Yeah! a zero rating just so they could give it a one-word review “Nah!” Grow up already.) However, when they have free CD compilations they’re usually pretty good. The latest issue of Q (the one that included that shitty Def Leppard review) included a CD full of covers and this cover of The Artic Monkeys by electro-pop dance group The Sugarbabes was by far the CD’s standout track.

5 Responses to “Why is Henry Winkler Wearing a Speedo?”

  1. Great stuff as always. Nice bitrates too!

  2. oRayzio says:

    This is a song you’ve never heard of from a soundtrack you didn’t buy to a movie you didn’t see based on a comic book you didn’t read – Tank Girl.

    Are you insane? Tank Girl is one of my favorite movies and I bought the soundtrack and the DVD both when they came out. The whole soundtrack is great, with Mockingbird Girl being only one of the lesser songs.

    Oh, and it has Naomi Watts as Jet Girl (with black hair, even!) Hot!

  3. You’re the second person to call me crazy in regards to my Tank Girl post. I may need to reevaulate my demographic when writing these things.

  4. LeboviciAB84 says:

    I’m not even an NME reader any more, but I feel it important to claim the “Nah!” review as one of theirs rather than Q‘s. Q probably gave the Def Leppard album a reverential and thoroughly-considered full-page review with a recommendation of what brand of Chablis would taste best with the collectors’ edition digipak.

    Different demographic, different demographic.

  5. Yeah, I noticed that mistake too and pointed it out on my next post, thanks for the comment though!.

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