Monday, August 8, 2016

D. J. Danger Donkey's Bizarro Covers: Plain Wrap plays Buffalo Springfield

Yep, file this one under Punk Rock Roots. This was a majority of the style of music which I listened to in high school. It needs no further  introduction. 



Sunday, August 7, 2016

Three months until this.>

It has been three months since my last post, where has the time gone? Let's get up to date a bit. I would like to establish some closure for this list of cover tunes and move on with the blog.

Here's an Oldie Goldie, a cover of a 13th Floor Elevator song by Sister Double Happiness. (Google that kids.) This track is from a 13th Floor Elevator tribute recording that I owned at one time. Red Temple Prayer is a apt summery of my current employment situation.  'Cause I always thought the lyrics were "working like a prisoner for a two headed dog." Who can tell with these Roky Erickson tunes? But thanks Roky, without you Rock n Roll wouldn't be as weird as it is.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

D. J. Danger Donkey's Bizarro Covers: The Clash covers the roots of Reggea

As a young lad, the Clash recording Black Market Clash was my introduction to Jamaican music. On this recording the Clash covered Toots and the Maytals, Willie Williams and Junior Murvin. Along with  Robber Dub, a Clash original I believe, this was my introduction to Reggae, Ska and Dub. Odds are pretty good, there's another obscure cover or two on this recording that I don't know about. I'm pretty sure I was listening to this before I know who Bob Marley was. Thank you Mr. Strummer, Mr. Jones, Mr. Headon and Mr. Simonon.

 Here's a bit more trivia, Pressure Drop and Armagideon Time appear in the video game GTA: San Andreas. In GTA V and GTA Online, I believe there is a Dub version of Police and Thieves on the Blue Ark radio station which is hosted by Lee Scratch Perry. 

Here are the original recordings plus Robber Dub, have a skanky day.

Toots and the Maytals: Pressure Drop


Willie Williams: Armagideon Time



Junior Murvin: Police and Thieves



The Clash: Robber Dub


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

D. J. Danger Donkey's Bizarro Covers: David Bowie covers Lou Reed

Here's a classic covering the work of another classic. We are all awarded in this super talent situation. Ya gotta love these Best of the BBC collections.


Friday, April 29, 2016

D. J. Danger Donkey's Potentially Bizarro Cover Tunes: Camper Van Beethoven covers Black Flag

There's bizarro Bunghole Surfers Middle America F'd Up Noise Rock and there's Camper Van Beethoven West Coast Mellow Folkie  Bizarro. The Camper Vans played a whole list of bizarro covers; Pictures of Matchstick Men, Oh Death, and the complete Tusk album by Fleetwood Mac.

C.V.B. also played heavily in the soundtrack of my adolescents. While the lyrics of Wasted didn't describe my life style it is funny and has a "catchy tune." Plus, I love Black Flag too. Today, while I sit here typing, I am wearing a Cal Berkley sweatshirt which fits perfectly with the West Coast Mellow Folkie theme.

We have all been "gnarley as we drove our dad's car" too.



Just for the fun of it, here's the original version by Black Flag.



D. J. Danger Donkey's Bizarro Cover Tunes:

1. Richard Thompson -- Opps, I did it again.
2. Bunghole Surfers -- Hurdy Gurdy Man
3. Camper Van Beethoven -- Wasted

Thursday, April 28, 2016

D. J. Danger Donkey's Poteneially Bizarro Cover Tunes: Bunghole Surfers cover Donovan

You all may have discovered this one after watching my list post from the B-Holes. Hurdy Gurdy Man is pretty bizarro and what better way too make it full-blown BIZARRO than to have it preformed by the Bungholes? This one's a stoner classic, 'nuff said.



D. J. Danger Donkey's Bizarro Cover Tunes:

1. Richard Thompson -- Opps, I did it again.
2. Bunghole Surfers -- Hurdy Gurdy Man

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

D. J. Danger Donkey's Potentially Bizarro Cover Tunes: Richard Thompson covers Britney Spears

This one is self explanatory as it represents Mr. Thompson's excellent sense of humor.



D J Danger Donkey's Bizarro Covers:

1. Richard Thompson -- Opps, I did it again.