Category Archives: Music

Hope I Don’t Die Before I Get Old

Maybe it’s me, but I think Hilary Duff misses the point on this cover of a classic by The Who.

Kurt Cobain and Guitar Hero

Two things come to mind:

1. If Kurt had any inkling that this might be the fate of his image, he never would’ve blown his head off.

2. I never thought I’d say it, but thank god John had Yoko.

R.I.P. Lux Interior

Lux Interior (real name: Erick Purkhiser), who fronted the rockabilly/garage/punk act The Cramps, died yesterday at the age of 60 or 62, depending upon which story you read.

No hathos here, just a weird scene: In 1978, The Cramps gave a free concert at the California State Mental Hospital in Napa.¬† Here’s some footage from the resulting “Live at Napa State Mental Hospital” video.

Fear of a white planet

In the annals of poorly conceived cover songs, Duran Duran’s rendition of the Public Enemy classic “911 Is A Joke” deserves its own chapter. This atrocity appears on Duran Duran”s 1995 album, “Thank You,”¬† on which the band also brutalizes favorites ranging from Grandmaster Flash’s “White Lines” to Sly & The Family Stone’s “I Want To Take You Higher Again.”

I apologize in advance.

Here’s a live version:

And the version that appeared on the album:

Fight the power.

Super Bowl hathos, continued

A look back to the 1985 Philadelphia Eagles, who didn’t make it to the NFL Super Bowl. They did make it to the Super Bowl of Hathos, however, with this silly rap.

Finland rocks No. 2

Bogart Co.’s “Every Time My Heart Turns Around,” featuring some of the finest pastel colors and mullets ever seen outside of a wrestling ring.

Super Bowl Hathos

Let’s go back to 1986, and the classic Hathos spawned by Super Bowl XX, a battle that gave us this bit of unforgettable ugliness:

… as well as this lesser-known–though no less horrible–song: