On Cover Songs (and A Public Apology to Mike E.)

I realized that I really enjoy covered songs in the last few years. Whether they are more appropriate stylings such as Disturbed's cover of "Shout" by Tears For Fears, or Marilyn Manson's cover of "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones (though made famous by Soft Cell), or gloriously inappropriate, like almost anything by Richard Cheese (though his takes on Disturbed's "Down With The Sickness" and Guns 'n Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" are personal faves).

So recently a friend of mine shared his recent discovery of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. Their schtick is happy Punk covers of older (usually 15+ year-old) songs. My old buddy from the Corps Mike E. tried to turn me on to them more than five years ago. So, Mike, "You were right. They're fun."


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