Since people are flogging us with taunts for not playing this today, we’re doing something we’ve never done: TWO songs of the day. (Song of the days?) Anyway, here it is, the date appropriate “May 16” by Lagwagon.
Hey since we’re talking about feelings, why isn’t Lagwagon on the Riot Fest lineup this year? We wouldn’t mind seeing them replace, oh we dunno, just off the top of our heads, the following bands…
Fall Out Boy
All Time Low
Pierce The Veil
Taking Back Sunday
The Devil Wears Prada
Make those changes and maybe we’ll get our tickets.
47 years ago today, Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys released their masterpiece of an album, Pet Sounds, an album Paul McCartney once called “the classic of the century.” Then in 2001, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes covered their song “Sloop John B” on Blow in the Wind, an album we once called, “not bad, we guess.”
Here are The So So Glos and Titus Andronicus covering the Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn.” It’s always weird seeing a bunch of drunken white guys cover a rap song. Then you remember that the Beastie Boys are the whitest dudes ever anyway so it’s all good. Yo, MCA, we miss you.
Click Read More for the video taken at a bar in New Orleans, which is not Brooklyn. Although there is a New Orleans-themed bar in Brooklyn. Does anyone know if there is a Brooklyn-themed bar in New Orleans? The bartenders would have to have handlebar moustaches and wear shitty vintage clothes from Beacon’s Closet.
Frankly, we didn’t think it was possible for Bane to sound any worse, but this band I See Stars managed to do it with their cover of “Can We Start Again.” Congratulations, scene, you are Human Centipeding yourself.
Wasn’t gonna post this song because of that godawful cover art. Seriously, look at that fucking cover. But then listen to Lemmy’s voice on the “Breakin’ the law, breakin’ the lawwwww” part. Holy shit. He sounds like a goddamn garbage truck processing a barrel full of chainsaws.
The rest of this Judas Priest tribute album pretty much sucks. “Oh how bad can it be,” you ask very stupidly. Well, the next song is a cover of “Metal Gods” by Fozzy and Chris Jericho. So THERE YA GO.
We’re not just posting this because of the alligator lady boobs on the cover. Well, we are. But also, it’s an awesome song. So probably like 30% because of alligator boobs, 40% because of it being kickass record, 25% because Cory Branan is a southern hunk of man who can write the shit out of a song. How much is left over? 5%? Ok, then 5% because it beat out “The Safety Dance” in rock-paper-scissors.
The newly reformed Black Flag (that is not the other newly reformed Black Flag) have another new song out called “The Chase,” which was also the name of a movie Henry Rollins was in. But no Henry Rollins is this one.
Yesterday, we discovered some videos of a bunch of 11-year-olds totally fucking slaying. On the other end of the spectrum, today we have some kids covering Dead Kennedys’ “California Uber Alles.”
We’re not gonna poke fun at them too much, because at some point, we were all high school kids in khakis and flip flops, covering DK at what appears to be a high school talent show, and changing their lyrics to “Connecticut Uber Alles.” We all did that, right?
As we made pretty clear, we think that new Black Flag song is a real snoozefest. But not everyone is as much of a cynical asshole. So we did some poking around to see what some semi-“notable” people think about. Except for Mikey Erg (above), the reviews were not real positive…
“Teen Idles played for a year and then broke up. We saved every dollar we ever made. It was in a cigar box. So, when we broke up, instead of splitting the money between the four of us — each getting two-hundred-and-some dollars — we decided that we would document the music that we had been making. You can imagine, by the way, the interest that record labels across the country had in a teenage punk band from Washington, D.C. that had broken up. There was no interest whatsoever.”
Yeah, Ian, but think of how much booze you could have bought with that two-hundred-and-some dollars! Wait, no probably not.