Tuesday, May 30, 2006

All Apologies

In an effort to make amends for not only forcing you all to recall "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" but also making you gaze upon the visage of its midwife Rupert Holmes, I offer the following peace offerings.

First, for all the Pixies fans out there, here's a link to Matthew's Celebrity Pixies Tribute. He's taken some classic tunes by a classic band, and performed them in the persona of some all-time legends. Ever wonder what "Monkey Gone to Heaven" would sound like in the hands of Sinatra? Or how the Beach Boys would've handled "Levitate Me"? Me neither. And now I think less of myself. So much less.

The renditions are all surprisingly good for a guy whose qualifications seem to be a face, a voice, and the ability to operate the internets. The Bee Gees rendition of "Wave of Mutilation" sounds like it could've been on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, and the Prince version of "Hey" is so damn good I bet it's on his next album. Go.

Second, for those of you who lack my twisted appreciation for such covers, here's a link to a free download of the new DangerDoom Occult Hymn EP. Some nice remixes of hits from the main LP, and a little extra something thrown in as a token of their appreciation.

Enjoy.

3 comments:

sideshow bob said...

Oh.
My.
God!

Elvis has never sounded better!

Mr Furious said...

Without the "(The Pina Colada song)" clarifier, I doubt anyone would have known what the hell "escape" by Rupert Holmes was... those four little wordds made it crystal clear and 24 hours later the song is still right in the front of my brain. Damn you.

"If you like pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain..."

Otto Man said...

That's actually the official title of the song. Apparently, the label executives thought no one would know what it was either.