Saturday, November 17, 2012

COUNTLESS SCREAMING ARGONAUTS: "In 1976, They Might be Giants presented Elvis Presley with a demo of 'Birdhouse in Your Soul.' Elvis loved the song so much he recorded a version that was never released."


  1. Fantastic. Not worth's time, and at least as feasible as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

  2. The Pathetic Earthling6:07 AM

    Of all impersonate Elvis covering something else, I remain a big fan of Dread Zeppelin.

  3. bill.8:51 AM

    "Hot damn tamale Ahab!"

    Also the world's greatest literary adaptation has to be Tortelvis reading Melville's Moby Dick over Led Zeppelin's Moby Dick. Other than

    "I read this damn book 22 times Charlie and I still don't understand a damn thing"

  4. I'm always impressed by Dread in that it should be a one-trick pony, but somehow it's better than that.

  5. Not nearly as much fun, here's Beatallica -- the Beatles + Metallica band. While My Guitar Deathly Creeps

  6. The Pathetic Earthling12:08 AM

    I saw them play at Cal Berkeley c. 1991. Great show.

  7. Fred App8:33 AM

    I was disappointed when I clicked on the link and discovered that this was a parody. For a fleeting second, I was hoping that Elvis really had covered the song -- because that would have been awesome.

    Meanwhile, along the lines of Dread Zeppelin, here's a group called the Beatnix showing what "Stairway to Heaven" would have sounded like if it were written by Lennon and McCartney: