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Four Songs in the Jukebox

I'm in a generous mood today, so all requests granted. * First up is one of my favorite bands-that no-longer-exist, Far, doing The Pixies This Monkey's Gone to Heaven. Personally, I think it's a fantatsic cover. (download) * Next is The Toadies, another favorite band of mine, doing The Pixies Where is My Mind. It's live, it's got some banter in the beginning, but all in all a decent rendition. (download) * Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue - Where the Wild Roses Grow. Beautiful, haunting, amazing piece of work, as is everything Nick Cave touches. (download) * Rammstein doing Depeche Mode's Stripped. Yes, it's strange, in that Rammstein sort of way. I think the deep voice works here. Depeche Mode purists may hate it, but I love DM and I obsess over Rammstein, so the song is pure joy for me. Well, perhaps joy is not the right word. Let's just say this would make a great song to have playing in a movie while the scene where the bad man slowly torturing/killing the beautiful victim plays out. (download) I've included the lyrics to Wild Roses below. Now, I was generous enough to upload these for you - you can take a few minutes to give a review of what you download. (by the way - you've got 24 hours to download before they disappear to make room for tomorrow night's jukebox)
They call me The Wild Rose But my name was Elisa Day Why they call me it I do not know For my name was Elisa Day From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one She stared in my eyes and smiled For her lips were the colour of the roses That grew down the river, all bloody and wild When he knocked on my door and entered the room My trembling subsided in his sure embrace He would be my first man, and with a careful hand He wiped at the tears that ran down my face [Chorus] On the second day I brought her a flower She was more beautiful than any woman I'd seen I said, "Do you know where the wild roses grow So sweet and scarlet and free?" On the second day he came with a single red rose Said: "Will you give me your loss and your sorrow" I nodded my head, as I lay on the bed He said, "If I show you the roses, will you follow?" [Chorus] On the third day he took me to the river He showed me the roses and we kissed And the last thing I heard was a muttered word As he knelt (stood smiling) above me with a rock in his fist On the last day I took her where the wild roses grow And she lay on the bank, the wind light as a thief And I kissed her goodbye, said, "All beauty must die" And lent down and planted a rose between her teeth


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Nick and Kylie--gorgeous song. I already had this, but it's always a good listen.

Rammstein--I can't decide whether I like it or not. I've always loved DM, but I'm not a big Rammstein fan. It's not bad, but do I really want to listen to it regularly?

Far-- Solid. Good cover.

Toadies-- Best of the bunch. I wish I'd been in the crowd for that one.

Loving the Monkey song.


Rammstein! There's just something about it. My kids think I'm crazy.

Never really got the big deal about the Pixies. These covers don't change that but I like the noize at the end of Monkey. Love the Nick Cave / Kylie duet... hadn't heard that before - thanks. Stripped... brutal S&M fare - I always thought Depeche Mode were fun even for the non-gay.

Wild Rose: Kylie was good. Nick Cave sounds like a scary guy who can't sing. If he was going for that, kudos to him, but that doesn't mean I like listening to it. The song creeps the heck out of me, too, so it's getting deleted. I just don't like listening to songs about brutal, cold-blooded murders.

Monkey: That was definitely an experience. I don't think I've ever heard any music in that genre before. Not quite my cup of tea. Frank J. might like it, though, given that it's about a dead monkey. I think.

I thought the Monkey cover was better than the Mind one. The Toadies version was just too similar to the original, Far changed it enough to be a little interesting. (Not as good as the original, of course.)

The Nick Cave/Kylie duet sounded Rocky Horror Picturesque. And I'm not a Rammstein fan.

I have a strong preference for up-tempo rock & roll, so none of these is exactly my cup of tea.
The Toadies song would be my favorite of the bunch. I've never understood what the big deal is about Nick Cave, though I will allow that there's a haunting element to the song and Minogue is better than I would have expected.

I already have Nick & Kylie.
1st time I listened to it it was heaven
till the end then it felt like that rock
landed on MY teeth. Absolutey taken by
I only get Dial-up out here on the
range so I'll try Rammstein.
Critque will made tomorrow.
TY in advance for the Mp3 libarry
BTW b4 I unroll me bed I have to leave one more comment at the attention whore post


I think the Toadies cover was the better one, as the lyrics of "monkley gone to heaven" were obscured by their static machine, although the numbers sequence is always good.

There once was a guy
an underwater guy who controlled the sea
he got killed by 10,000 pounds of sludge from New York and New Jersey.

This monkeys gone to heaven...

Has anyone seen the video for Where the Wild Roses Grow?

Nick is one disturbing looking individual. Great song, one of the best he's ever put out.

Rammstein! Yeah!
Have you seen them live? GO. Do NOT miss it. They put on a great show.

The Rammstein was the best imo. The vocals aren't the greatest, but I liked the tempo and the music. The Nick Cave song sounds like a Harlequin Romance novel put to music. Meh. The Pixies covers were fair, but not "keepers". I've never been big on the Pixies, but a lot of people seem to think they're all that and a bag of chips.

hmm i have 3 of 4 of those, and i dislike Rammstein intensely. Weird, because i generally like German strange music. (big Einie fan over here). I like Nick Cave a whoooole lot.

I actually like the Toadies version of "this Monkey" more than the pIxies one. I had a lot of friends who were huge pixies fans but i thought they were just alright and went back to my Posies album or whatever i was freaking on at the time. Mojo Nixon, i think.

The Toadies have another great cover song called Dead Boy Boogie. Find it. Love it. mmm... hmmm and i'm hugely interested in Todd's most recent endeavor, The Burden Brothers. Good stuff, there. (www.burdenbrothersmusic.com) Hell, with Taz from the Rev, how could he go wrong?!

"see ya next time. Fuckin A"

Oh wow, thanks for the Toadies doing the Pixies. Fantastic cover. Although being the Toadies, I expected a lyrics change in the third verse to include something about murder in the swamps.

Stripped is one of my favorite songs ever!!

I was actually privileged to spend one (very drunken) evening singing karaoke with various members of the Toadies. The moment when Todd launched into a rousing version of The Rose will forever be burned into my memory.

i had tickets (twice) to see the Pixies and miss them both times. however, they REFORMED and are playing gigs right now. go to their website for locations.

whatever happened to the Toadies? are they still together?

Provocative lyrics
Good Beat

I could F*** to it

That live toadies cover of the Pixies was pretty tight. I was impressed.

Ramstein ...heh, whats not to love about those guys?

Jason, maybe they should cover the Nick/Kylie song. Would be perfect for them.

Carol - I knew you would love the Rammstein.

Matt - color me very jealous.

Hen - Toadies released an album recently. In fact, I'll put up one of the songs tonight (Dollskin) because it is an amazing piece of work.

re: Rammstien -- Very inspiring, I feel a need to f*ck something now.

Mouse -

something or someone?

Well, we are dealing with Rammstein here, so it's hard to say...LOL!

Thanks for the Rammstein Michele, "we" appreciate it. I became a big fan of theirs when I saw Rammstein and Orgy performing together at a concert a few years ago.

Best. Concert. Ever.

And that includes the AC/DC "For Those About to Rock" Tour.

Oh, and Nothus says thanks for the pixies.



....my favorite band, The Cure, will also be there.

(Sadly, I will not be there.)

the Pixies have reformed and I am happy to report I will be seeing them in concert on November 24.
they are touring, woman!!

michele, you talkin about the Feeler album? That's a really limited edition and if you've managed to find a copy, you are my instahero. I've got almost all of the stuff from it on mp3 but it just aint the same.

No love really lost between the members after they broke up, from what i recall. A cryin shame that is. And the record company that dropped them... haul them out and pepper them with frozen peas.

oh yeah.. some of their best stuff is on Feeler- The Dead Boy Boogie song, the original version of Everything We Have We Steal (working title was Best of Three), the original version of Jigsaw Girl (was Happy Voodoo), Send You To Heaven (more in the vein of Possum K), Pink is good, and Clarksville.

Damn. Now i'm gonna have to load my toadies directory up and get my fix. Hell below, Stars Above is first up! (IMO, their best album. Feeler was just a collection of the songs that were going to go on the next album before they were dropped. The songs on Feeler are the analog masters, untouched by ProTools!)

and... another Toadies cover of a Pixies song- Where is My Mind. Which is live, and i'm not sure where you can get it, but i've got the mp3. Swing by sometime and maybe we can trade a disc or something.

Ahm. No, i'm not a Toadies/Todd Lewis fan. Not at all.

Pril, I was talking about Hell Below - their second and last studio album. Best of theirs, I think. Dollskin is amazing.

Psst...Pril, check the jukebox up there - Where is My Mind is right there :)

i get sooo confused when i get excited :P hehe.

Hell below is my favorite studio album, but Feeler has a lot of really really fantastic unreleased stuff on it. I have no idea which is my favorite on Hell below. All of them. I love playing You'll Come Down and Little Sin.. i love growling my way through little sin, actually. i've been BEGGING my band to do that song.

Like Cream, the Toadies are one of those bands that i just sat down one week and learned every stinkin song i have by them on the bass. demented.

And then i found the Burden Brothers.... and it started all over again.

Always love Rammstein. Toadies are still together? Would love them to tour.