Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Young Monsters in Love - A Thanksgiving-ey Manchester Morgue Compilation

Okay, so there's actually nothing "Thanksgiving-ey" about this compilation at all because, well, nobody has ever written a song about Thanksgiving. Look it up, nobody. Unless you count Pugsley's Eat Us, or Happy Turkey Day from Addams Family Values (music and lyrics by Gary Granger) there aren't really any songs about Thanksgiving. In fact, I think Labor Day has more songs, and that's not even a real day.

Since my I Got Erection and Creatures of the Night cover compilations were fairly well received, here's another collection of cover songs. Some covers you'll love, some you'll hate, but that's part of the fun of listening to bands do cover songs, isn't it?

I've found some pretty standard covers for this collection - like Laos' More Than a Feeling - but I've also uncovered a few very bizarre choices. Veruca Salt taking on a Sex Pistols track? Paradise Lost doing Small Town Boy? And, the most bizarre part on that one, it actually works quite well (up until the "cry boy, cry" part, that bit sounds awkward).

Given the art I've used, this would've been more ideal artwork for a Valentine's Day compilation, but I'll just have to come up with something else when the time comes. This cover does have me wondering one thing - is it still necrophilia if both parties are technically dead?

Between the Buried and Me - Kickstart My Heart (Motley Crue)
Hellsongs - Seasons in the Abyss (Slayer)
Blutengel - Stay (Shakespeare's Sister)
Bat For Lashes - A Forest (The Cure)
Chromatics - Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush)
Ether Aura - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (The Smiths)
Paradise Lost - Small Town Boy (Bronski Beat)
Even Vast - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division)
Laos - More Than A Feeling (Boston)
Ghostlines - Brave New World (Iron Maiden)
Epica - Replica (Fear Factory)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sheena is a Punk Rocker (Ramones)
Nightwish - Where Were You Last Night (Ankie Bagger)
Tapping The Vein - Cornflake Girl (Tori Amos)
Iced Earth - Transylvania (Iron Maiden)
The Birthday Massacre - I Think We're Alone Now (Tiffany)
Theatre of Tragedy - You Keep Me Hanging On (The Supremes/Kim Wilde)
Angelzoom - Crawling (Linkin Park)
Veruca Salt - Bodies (Sex Pistols)
45 Grave - Riboflavin Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Poly-Unsaturated Blood (Don Hinson And The Rigamorticians)


Desuko. said...

Great comp. Thanks.

But I should also point out that Poi Dog Pondering had a song called "Thanksgiving." So there's at least one.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy the comps, but I think this link is dead. I wanted to hear that Yeah Yeah Yeahs tune.

Chris said...

Well, son of a bitch. I haven't had a link deleted in forever. Sorry, I'll get it back up again.

phelpster said...

New link is up. I used Sharebee, the Rapidshare link probably won't work on there since the file was already deleted once.

gutterjim said...

the comps are great, glad you got that TB. I look forward to more!

Scott said...

can't wait to hear this. love your comps(I cursed for three days straight when a tumble down a flight of stairs-sober unfortunately- cracked up my NOVELTY CIGARETTE LIGHTER OF DOOM comp(no back up and the link is dead-argh!).

I look forward to all your future comps!

phelpster said...

Ah, that's right, you asked me to reupload the Novelty Lighter compilation a while back. Let me find it and I'll get it back up again.

Scott said...

at your convenience, but much appreciated!

you rule! great comps, great blog. it reminds me of a nicer time in my life, mid-80's...metal, horror, guy n. smith novels, Elvira. awesome

phelpster said...
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Scott said...

thank you phelpster!

Erin said...

Man, it really sucks the link is now gone. I love your compilations and have been collecting these for years. missed this one :( And some of my albums seemed to have dissappeared, but thankfully not all.


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