February 8th, 2005
Well, I'm an Elvis man.
But like Mia says, "You can like both, but at some point you have to make a choice about which one you like more." So some days, I enjoy myself some Beatles tunes, and with that in mind, I'll present the latest
, er, four songs that are stuck in my playlist.
- "The Thing That Should Not Let It Be" by Beatallica
Found this morning off of a link on Boingboing, Beatallica is a Beatles cover band that performs all its tribute songs in the style of Metallica. I'm thinking you have to hear it to understand. They've got some great song titles--also check out "Hey Dude", their paean to loud rockin' metal.
- Cells by The Servant
For those of you who've seen the trailer for the upcoming Sin City movie, this is the song that plays in the background. And while said trailer, with its accompanying music evokes images of big tough guys and killer hookers, the song is really about something of a banal existence.
- Mad World (Remix) by Gary Jules
Two weekends ago, during Atlanta's most recent ice storm/ice event, a whole bunch of us got together at a friend's place and had something like a slumber party--blankets and pillows commingling with couches and loveseats, beer and wine and chips and triscuits and paté. Sometimes the girls would knit while the guys would play Ratchet and Clank. And we watched whole slew of movies, from Harold and Kumar to Shaun of the Dead to The Forgotten.
On Saturday night, we took in Donnie Darko, which features this Gary Jules cover of an old Tears for Fears song. This song just completely drowns in the atmosphere of the movie. Unlike most remixes, this one is a bit subtle--not your usual boom-boom, fast-paced beat, just a soft drum beat in the background.
- Cherry Blossom Color Season by Yu Miyake and the Katamari Company Jr
This cheery song is one of my favorites from the soundtrack to Katamary Damacy, simply because it's so cheery. The singing children brings to mind the overture from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
Let me know what you grab, and if you dig it...
The Gary Jules reminds me a lot of Neil Young. Not totally -- there's more of a quiver in Neil's falsetto - but a lot. I could hear him scoot from "The Needle and the Damage Done" into this. "Cells" is really nice. It'll go into my permanent collection. And Beatles-meets-Metallica-song-about-Lovec
raft is perfect
. That song really should not be-aaa!
They've got torrents on their site to download both of their albums. From what I've heard so far, they're not just spot-on as far as their Metallica imitation, but the songs are pretty damn entertaining.