Before I get deeper into this post time to address the most commonly touted opinion I get from people after they hear I like ska (after "what is ska?") is "Ska sucks, Propagandhi said so"... now the first counter I've seen to this arguement is "Ska bands never make any money compared to most other bands due to their size" or "of course they're in it for the money, all bands are". But I'm much prouder of my counter arguement which is simply, "yes believe everything you hear unquestioningly and let someone else make up your mind for you... that's clearly the central message that Propagandhi are trying to get across in their songs"
Anyway, cover versions are good so I thought I'd post some here... So I thought I'd post some of my favs here, but that was harder than it seems given I couldn't work out and easy way to upload the songs here for people to see. So there will be just a list with links to youtube vids if I can find them.
(incidentally this is the default video I link to when I got to youtube... semi related)
So here's not the exhaustive list of covers I have, just the more amusing ones (and I'm not bothering with any of the Me First and the Gimme Gimmes or Reel Big Fish stuff... that would make the list far to long)
- Baby One More Time- August Burns Red
- Hazy Shade of Winter- Bodyjar (I have the live version though)
- Black Betty- Spiderbait
- Baby Got Back- Throwdown
- Men in Black- Forever the Sickest Kids
- I Kissed A Girl- Machine Gun Fellatio
- Gummi Bears- The Suburban Legends
- Fight for Your Right- The Deadwalk
- Surf City- The Ramones
- The Xmen Cartoon Theme (this was always begging to be covered)
- Spiderman- The Ramones (I couldn't miss this one)
- TMNT Cartoon (surprised this isn't covered more)
- Tetris (which was interestingly a copy of a Russian tune)
- James Bond Theme- The Skatalites
- YMCA- Skandalous
- Ghostbusters (Of course)
- The Roadrunner show (The theme is actually a country song
- I hate Spongebob but there are a distressing number of bands covering that theme
- The Less than Jake TV covers album (that I don't have) also needs a mention...
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