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25 bands, 25 songs, one small, round room, redux

AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Singularity Engine++
Last year, the Onion's AV Club treated us to a bunch of bands covering a bunch of songs by a bunch of other bands

Readers generated this list of songs, and when the AV Club get a band to come into the studio, they have to pick one of the remaining uncovered songs from this list:
Spoiler:

And here's the first installment, Iron and Wine covering George Michael

And also some highlights from last year

Ted Leo does Tears for Fears

The Clientele does MIA

Cymbals Eat Guitars do Superchunk

The Swell Season do Two-Headed Boy

The Walkmen do REM

Andrew WK does Silent Night

Anyway, we've got another 24 weeks of potentially great cover songs to look forward to

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  • Mr. GMr. G hhhheehehhhhhh Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The new intro music makes it sound way more important.

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  • SaintSaint Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    This is a good plan.


    This is a good thread.

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm looking forward to these so much.

    BTW, Saint, I love your av/sig.

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  • SaintSaint Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Have I told you the story behind it yet sweeny?

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Nope. What is the story behind it?

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  • Mr. GMr. G hhhheehehhhhhh Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Titus Andronicus has already done their song, as you can see from the walls

    I hope it's Fell In Love With A Girl or Don't You Want Me

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  • SaintSaint Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Okay, so basically, about, eh, two weeks or so ago, I had one of the rare dreams I remember vividly. Within this dream, first what happened was we were sure there was a full-size helicopter in my bedroom that had David Bowie inside it. Except that it was a remote-control helicopter, so I had to help land it. Following this, we open the doors to discover it is a fake David Bowie, made of wood, because he has screws for eyes. On his back was a hand-carved note that while I didn't read, I was certain was for me. Then I ran through and arcade chasing after real David Bowie, who had to play a gig for all the stars and moons (the planets couldn't make it, they were busy on a massive group date with the black holes) and I turned around and I saw Ziggy-Stardust era David Bowie and he made out with me and told me he was my spirit animal.

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    That

    is glorious.

    I wish my dreams were half that amazing.

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Mr. G wrote: »
    The new intro music makes it sound way more important.

    yeah I started to get sick of last year's intro/outro

    the new one sounds like it was taken from some arcade fire song?

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  • Mr. GMr. G hhhheehehhhhhh Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    It's just from a different song by the same band(?), Maritime

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    oh thank you I was wondering

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Still love that Swell Season NMH cover. Excited for the new 'season'.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    seriously if you listen to one cover, listen to andrew WK tear silent night a new asshole

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood This could be forever Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Let me know when Odd Future do a cover of Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone

    Also, Lil B sampled that Toto song on his new mixtape. The track is pretty sick

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  • MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    That is a good list of songs to be covered. I'm excited. Especially for the Kanye West and They Might Be Giants ones

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Let me know when Odd Future do a cover of Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone

    Also, Lil B sampled that Toto song on his new mixtape. The track is pretty sick

    if there is a god in heaven, odd future will make an appearance

    also this is my favorite cover of africa

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPKLjc0EyZk

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  • Mr. GMr. G hhhheehehhhhhh Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited March 2011
    this is pretty awesome

    I wonder who's gonna do that LCD soundsystem song

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    this looks fantastic

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    AV Undercover is so awesome

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  • those motherfuckers who voted did not vote for fucking jessie's girl and I was so mad

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  • but yes I am pumped for the new set of things and also I love the av club even if their video game reviews are still kind of all over the place

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood This could be forever Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    the best thing about jessie's girl is its usage on feed the animals

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  • SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I really liked Clem Snide's cover of Journey's Faithfully that he did for this even though I couldn't decide if the whistling at the end was cute or silly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4suqmCMnifA


    I'm excited for They Might Be Giants.

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  • that paper planes cover might be my favorite of the original bunch

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    My seventh grade algebra teacher was a huge Rick Springfield fan. Our Spanish teacher bought her the album with Jessie's Girl on it for Christmas.

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    that paper planes cover might be my favorite of the original bunch

    it's great because it brings it incrementally closer to

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ3N1zfxTGQ

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I really liked Superchunk's cover of In Between Days


    it might just be because I love that song though

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  • el_vicioel_vicio Dog controls your destiny. Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Oooohhhh..Africa by Toto, I love that song!

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Sassori wrote: »
    I really liked Clem Snide's cover of Journey's Faithfully that he did for this even though I couldn't decide if the whistling at the end was cute or silly.

    I really liked it too. Really good cover.

    Also I don't think that the whistling was either cute or silly. I think it worked pretty well.

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  • SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Horseshoe wrote: »
    Sassori wrote: »
    I really liked Clem Snide's cover of Journey's Faithfully that he did for this even though I couldn't decide if the whistling at the end was cute or silly.

    I really liked it too. Really good cover.

    Also I don't think that the whistling was either cute or silly. I think it worked pretty well.

    Oh, I liked it. I just don't know which one of those is the reason why I liked it. Just in terms of seeing them whistle. It was a little adorable.

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Sassori wrote: »
    Horseshoe wrote: »
    Sassori wrote: »
    I really liked Clem Snide's cover of Journey's Faithfully that he did for this even though I couldn't decide if the whistling at the end was cute or silly.

    I really liked it too. Really good cover.

    Also I don't think that the whistling was either cute or silly. I think it worked pretty well.

    Oh, I liked it. I just don't know which one of those is the reason why I liked it. Just in terms of seeing them whistle. It was a little adorable.

    I feel you on that... I can't say I didn't find it a bit adorable either.

    But as far as covering the song in a way that was confined to voice and ukelele, I think it was a pretty good way to go for the "big ending".

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  • Goose!Goose! This is fundamentally unlike Disneyland! Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I am a big fan of pretty much that whole list.

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  • SnorkSnork Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    holy stuff I did NOT notice that Birdhouse in Your Soul was on that list the first time I read it. REALLY pumped for that.

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  • SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I do love that song. Super excited.

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  • SaintSaint Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Sassori wrote: »
    I really liked Clem Snide's cover of Journey's Faithfully that he did for this even though I couldn't decide if the whistling at the end was cute or silly.

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    the cutest

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    so today baths covered LCD soundsystem's all my friends

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/baths-cover-lcd-soundsystem,53058/

    and it's pretty great

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    AMP'd wrote: »
    Let me know when Odd Future do a cover of Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone

    Also, Lil B sampled that Toto song on his new mixtape. The track is pretty sick

    if there is a god in heaven, odd future will make an appearance

    also this is my favorite cover of africa

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPKLjc0EyZk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nViWOd87oKY

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  • MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Ehhh it was ok.

    It just made me listen to the original LCD Soundsystem song so that was a good thing

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