Thursday, August 07, 2008

An Extremely Early Clue to the New Direction

Off to the city for my no longer mysterious Thursday assignation. In the meantime, from 1991, here's spawn of satan thinning-haired asshole Michael Bolton doing unspeakable things to Percy Sledge's great "When a Man Loves a Woman."

With subtitles, for our Asian readers.



As always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first commenter who divines its relevance to tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

15 comments:

Gummo said...

Vomit-inducing covers of great songs?

emma said...

Blue-eyed soul singers that make me want to stick sharpened pencils in my ears?

or

Movie soundtrack/compilations of popular music?

or

Any excuse to watch Meg Ryan, pre-hideous cosmetic surgery?

steve simels said...

Both possible, but no.

Heh heh....

Brooklyn Girl said...

Blue-eyed soul singers that make me want to stick sharpened pencils in my ears?

LOL!!!!!

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Most painfully annoying post-Beatles pop/rock singer? No, you already did that one.

Post-Elvis songs about sex?

TMink said...

Covers that are so similar to the original as to be a ripoff remake?

Horrid songs with key modulations?

Trey

Anonymous said...

top 100 awful songs ever recorded?

ms. rosa said...

Pop songs by ex-metal-heads?

steve simels said...

Horrid songs with key modulations?


Trey -- I like that one a lot.

Obviously, the number one example of that would have to be Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer." You can actually hear the tape splice when the modulation comes in.

Boy, that's an annoying song.

However, no to the larger question...
:-)

Mrs. Peel said...

Songs recorded by guys who boinked Nicolette Sheridan?

Noam Sane said...

Thinning-haired assholes who do unspeakable things?

If I'm right, does Karl Rove have an album out?

Anonymous said...

Songs with Man or Woman in the title.

Phil

steve simels said...


anonymous said...
Songs with Man or Woman in the title.

Phil


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Anonymous said...

It's recordings like this that make me detest the common man.

ROT(plumber)

Anonymous said...

And bolton could have picked a lesser known classic to exploit but noooooo,
he had to pick one of the really great love songs that has not a single cheezy line in the entire score.