3 posts tagged the smiths
This Charming Man
Lazyitis / The Smiths • Super Morrissey Bros.
Super Mario Bros.-style cover of The Smiths’ “This Charming Man” by Lazyitis (hear the original). I would go out tonight, but I haven’t got a stitch tooooo wearrrrrrrrr.
When I was designing DS Dates, and whenever I could bring myself to exercise a couple summers ago, I’d listen to the first two-thirds of this import album collecting The Smiths’ best, starting at “Panic” and going all the way through “Sheila Take A Bow” straight.
I wasn’t familiar with this tune before then, but now I can sing “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”, “Girlfriend in a Coma”, and this like nobody’s business. I don’t even mind this cover is missing the lyrics — I can hear Morrissey’s voice in it anyway, and sing along with it no problem.
When I started up Make Songs Monkey Band for the first time, a prompt appeared and invited me to enter Japanese text. I scrawled out my name in Katakana. Moments later, three monkeys took the stage and crooned a lovely song about my name. I didn’t understand the words coming out my DSi’s speakers, but I knew I this was for me.
Released this week in Japan for 800 Points, Monkey Band is a DSiWare “game” allowing you to create songs for a trio of primates, led by a guitar-strumming Prince Saruno, to perform in a variety of styles: punk, pop & roll, retro group, arabian pop, “serious”, enka, indo-pop (presumably indian rock, not an indie-pop typo), and many more.
there is a light that never goes out
Leeni • covers
“There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” by Leeni (The Smiths cover). Leeni is one of my favorite chip artists and all, but this version hardly matches the brilliance of the original. It’s not her fault; Morrissey is just the fuckin’ boss.
Anyway, I’m sharing this track here because it’s an opportunity to mention how I overcame my karaoke fears and sang this song in front of a real audience (one I’ll hopefully never see again) after much goading during my Philippines trip a couple weeks ago. My wife followed up with an awesome rendition of The Animals’s “The House of the Rising Sun.” Yes, I know people sing karaoke all the time; those people are not us.
[Via An 8bc Tribute to The Smiths, Si]