Monday, June 01, 2009

Tagged for the covers meme...

Prof. Anon. was nasty kind enough to tag me in the current covers meme. It's taken me a while to respond because I simply cannot think of a well done cover that someone else hasn't already used... But I do have a stinker of a cover for you.

Rolf Harris does Led Zepplin's "Stairway to Heaven"!

Don't know who Rolf is? He's an Australian entertainer who used to have his own variety show. He sings, paints, and plays the didjeridoo and wobble board. No, not the fitness wobble board, this thing. Anyway, he's playing one in the following video so you'll get the idea.

Rolf butchers "Stairway to heaven"

This was performed on an Australian comedy show called "The Money or the Gun." They had many performers come on and do "Stairway to Heaven." Eventually these were all released on an album. Yes, an album with 22 performances of "Stairway to Heaven."

So now on to something completely different. Since I couldn't come up with a cover I really liked, I'm going to attempt starting a new meme...

How about a song that describes your career as you see it, but without actually mentioning the career explicitly?

I'm in academia, so I present to you the following:

Harvey Danger and "Cream and Bastards Rise"

The version on the "Little by Little" album is much, much better. You can download it for free from the band's web site.


Professor in Training said...

Hahahaha - I had forgotten all about Rolf doing that song!

Odyssey said...

I knew you'd appreciate it.

Goose said...

Oh... That brings back memories!

Anonymous said...

Don't hate on Rolf! Who else would have brought us "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport"?
That Stairway is pretty poor, though. Worse even than Pat Boone's version.

JollyRgr said...

Rolf is the man!!! and he looks amazingly like a certain parent!!!!