wherein I beat you with my cane

So, the other day, some friends were over.
I played this video.
I was all, "EH! EH! ... EH?"
they were all "WTF?"
and I was all, "NOWAI".

They didn't even know it was a cover.

And I died a little inside.

Fucking kids today.
Get off my stoop.

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45 Responses:

  1. patrick says:

    But Human League wasn't even all that great.

  2. azul_ros says:

    I've never heard the original. And I'm not really a "kid" anymore. I'll be 37 in a few mos. I never had any Human League albums back in tha day.

  3. andrewducker says:

    Strangely, the voice reminded me of Siouxie Sioux.

    • badger says:

      I can hear Siouxsie, sure. Personally, the voice reminded me of Happy Rhodes.

      • harvie says:

        She used to be in a band called 'Black Box Recorder' who were pretty good... skip the first album (England Made Me) and go straight to 'The Facts of Life' and 'Passonoia'

  4. baconmonkey says:

    when did covenant clone madonna?

  5. jwm says:

    Delicious. If I where to ever host another >20th Century Recreation Ball, I'd definitely play this.

  6. korgmeister says:

    I don't know what the hell that was, but I liked it. Apart from the bridge, that bridge sucked balls.

  7. lordshell says:

    The only Human League song I remember is 'Fascination'.

    • kdarr says:

      It always pissed me off how out of tune everything is on that song... the keyboard hook makes me kind of seasick.

  8. rbeef says:

    You know jwz.org expired this morning, right?

  9. luvcraft says:

    This cover doesn't hold a candle to Jessica Simpson's cover of "You Spin Me (Round Like a Record)" in the blasphemy department.

  10. bdu says:

    In which she proves she has good taste in music, but poor common sense for not knowing that she could not possibly improve upon the original.

  11. lohphat says:

    So, the other day, some friends were over.
    I played this video.
    I was all, "EH! EH! ... EH?"
    they were all "WTF?"
    and I was all, "NOWAI".

    Are you sure you weren't watching the Teletubbies?

  12. aralis says:

    I always liked Human League.

  13. sclatter says:

    Somehow I managed to get this song playing in two tabs simultaneously, somewhat out of sync. The result was cool, unusual and impressively creepy. I was highly disappointed when I closed one tab and the echoiness disappeared, and I realized what I had been hearing wasn't the actual song. It was much less interesting the normal way

    • c_death says:

      cuboidal tissue

      sorry, had a bio practical flashback.

      • sclatter says:

        Seminiferous tubule from the testis of a mouse deficient in the protein Maelstrom, demonstrating lack of all meiotic and post-meiotic cell types. Spermatogonia and Sertoli cells are visible.

        (Huh huh, huh huh, her icon is a picture of a ball.)

  14. c_death says:

    meet too on not know who did the original.

    I am 32, so in 80 I was 4 and I was listening via my sister mostly hard rock and heavy metal or top 40.

  15. otterley says:

    The original Human League song was hardly a hit. I dare say it was "obscure." But, you get +1 elite point.

    Most people don't know that Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" single was a cover, either.

  16. zapevaj says:

    God, what an awful video.

  17. httf says:

    The cover is nice, doesn't really compare to the original in weirdness/awesomeness, and the video is all blandly goth-pagan. I dunno...