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GWAR covers Billy Ocean at The Onion A/V Club

It’s impossible to quantify just how much better this cover is than the original song.

I regret not taking an opportunity to see GWAR at any of their many stops in Rochester. Sadly, now I’ll never get a chance. Farewell Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus. Hopefully the return trip to your home planet won’t take too long.

Track:
Top Notch

Artist:
Manchester Orchestra

Album:
Cope

Manchester Orchestra - Top Notch

New song. It has pieces of all the elements that I like about this band (harmonies, dramatic dynamics, tutti chords from the guitars/bass).

This gives me more hope for the new album than the previous first single, Simple Math, did for it’s album of the same name (by which I was somewhat let down).

I dig it.

Track:
Naked and Famous

Artist:
The Presidents Of The United States Of America

Album:
The Presidents Of The United States Of America

Naked and Famous - The Presidents of the United States of America

Don’t get a nosebleed; don’t get upset
We can’t be naked and famous just yet
There’s a big old dollar sign on the Sunset Strip
And you can send your friend a postcard, it ain’t worth the trip

Track:
Beside You

Artist:
Toadies

Album:
Play.Rock.Music.

Toadies - Beside You

Best song on shuffle this morning.

The recent albums from Toadies haven’t quite met my expectations. That’s always a hard thing to come to grips with from one of your favorite bands. The newest songs have, at times, sounded like Toadies playing Toadies tribute songs - like a band trying so hard to recapture the sound that made them famous that the songs end up sounding formulaic and uninspired.

This song is one of the few in which I think they actually pull it off and don’t suffer any negative side-effects.

Also, this is great angry guitar tone. Also also, I’m a sucker for good fuzzed-out bass. Also Also Also, Vaden Todd Lewis… that motherfucker still has a voice that could cut through granite.

Track:
Beginnings

Artist:
Junip

Album:
Junip

Junip - Beginnings

OMG. You guys. The new Junip album is excellent.

Listen to this. Seriously.

It feels slightly darker to me than their last release, both lyrically and musically, and that’s reflected in the perfectly stark album cover.

I’d marry José González’s voice if that were somehow scientifically or legally possible.

Track:
My Name Is Jonas [Live]

Artist:
weezer

Album:
Buddy Holly CD single

weezer - My Name Is Jonas (live)

Recorded on 11/27/1994 in Rochester, NY. Immortalized on the original Buddy Holly single.

I’m amazed that anyone is ever amazed that this band has become one of the most successful bands of my generation. Just listen to this. It’s a perfect song performed by a young band that was riding its first wave of success… and you can hear it in every note.