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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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Posts Tagged ‘Scooter’

Mr Bass Man

Posted by shanoah on April 8, 2010

Well, today I decided to play a song from 1963 by Johnny Cymbal called Mr. Bass Man.  It’s rather fun, though it can get a bit annoying at times. Which might go a way to explaining why I have three versions of it in todays post. 🙂

This is the original.

Now, as it happens, the Muppet Show covered it, with Scooter as lead singer, and The Electric Mayhem backing him. This versions fairly faithful to the song, and is a good cover.

Now, if I wanted to do a bad cover of this song, a proper one would involve coming up with a J-Pop version of it sung in Engrish, sort of a “All Your Bass Man Are Belongs To Us” version. And as it happens, I managed to find a cover that fits that. Play the following version at your own risk. ^_^

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5-6-08 The Logical Song

Posted by Sean on May 6, 2008

Speaking of Supertramp, how could we without mentioning The Logical Song? Courtesy of the dour-named ShadowsInRain.

Now, that’s a good song. Who hasn’t felt like this during at least some point in their life – directionless, confused, not knowing what or who to believe and distrusting even yourself. It’s a product of its time, a child of the anchorless 1970s, and a classic with bona fide bona fides.

But it seems a little… dated, doesn’t it? I wonder how we can freshen it up a bit – you know, slap on a new coat of paint and such. Perhaps ryroo can show us the way…

Of course! We can turn a delicate tune about postmodern angst into a techno beat called Ramp! (The Logical Song), complete with a video that looks like the love child of Blade and The Fast and the Furious! Eminem-lookalike Scooter seems to have missed the point of The Logical Song just a bit, don’t you think?

Or maybe not. The Logical Song is all about angst, right? And who’s more angsty than people who lived through the 1970s and listen to Supertramp and the lost generation that listens to Scooter, hm? The only difference is that one wallows in it while the other runs away from it as fast as they can, with the subwoofer cranked up all the way and rattling the rivets out of their car to drown out their screams.

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