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lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Aug 10, 2017 16:06
 

 fitzworld wrote:
Who'd a thunk you could take a pretty cheesy disco song and make it hip? The lyrics always seemed so trite to me until now. Especially like Cake's tweak of one line to "I should have changed my fucking lock." Outstanding!!

 
Agreed!  You and I are two of the few who enjoy this cover....for me it's the incongruity of the vocal style and lyrical content.  And that "fucking lock" line is really what Gloria probably wanted to say in her song.  It's a 10 for me!
lshinkawa
(Berkeley, CA)
Posted: Apr 12, 2015 16:14
 

Why?
kcar
Posted: Mar 12, 2015 19:32
 

 n4ku wrote:

Oh. Hipster douchebags. That explains a lot.
 
{#Clap} 

A little of Cake's snarky detached irony goes too far. Overall, it's nice to see that Socalhol's post refers to the band in the past tense.  
joempie
(Switzerland)
Posted: Mar 12, 2015 0:32
 

what a redundant cover
JBarDom
(Mexico)
Posted: Feb 08, 2015 13:29
 

Not even worth the comment!   {#No}
rascal
(Toronto)
Posted: Feb 08, 2015 12:13
 



shayde wrote:
When I grow up, I want to be that good a bass player.

Awesome. 

 
ya, what you said....
DaMoGan
(Bahston, Massachoosetts)
Posted: Feb 08, 2015 12:13
 


I guess I can appreciate what they were going for here, but... yuck.


notftpdoug
Posted: Feb 08, 2015 12:12
 

 bluedot wrote:
I know these guys are trying to be ironic but this is just so annoying on so many levels...

 
agreed - use of irony requires a bit of smarts to start

this is just torturous 
fitzworld
(The Big A)
Posted: Feb 08, 2015 12:11
 

Who'd a thunk you could take a pretty cheesy disco song and make it hip? The lyrics always seemed so trite to me until now. Especially like Cake's tweak of one line to "I should have changed my fucking lock." Outstanding!!
ChrisVIII
(Germany)
Posted: Feb 08, 2015 12:11
 

The original song is now kitsch and only bearable in parties but this cover is in no occasion bearable !  It's a 1 from me and would be a 0 if that was an option... 
Grammarcop
(The end of the Pointe)
Posted: Apr 29, 2011 8:42
 

 UltraNurd wrote:
Perhaps the lock was manufactured in Fucking, Austria?
 
I learned today that the Fucking police are angry because British tourists are continually stealing the Fucking sign from the edge of town. In fact, the police are so mad that they've now sunk the Fucking sign in concrete. That ought to discourage those, um, British tourists. 
bluedot
(Long Beach, CA)
Posted: Jun 06, 2010 15:09
 

I know these guys are trying to be ironic but this is just so annoying on so many levels...
ask
(New Haven)
Posted: Jun 06, 2010 15:05
 

 topherg87 wrote:
one of those rare cases in which the cover is ultimately better than the original (IMO, anyway)
 
you have GOT to be kidding. 3 from me!

nate917
(2,815 miles from home)
Posted: May 05, 2010 21:58
 

 Pharlap wrote:

wouldn't that be Sid Vicious doing his version of "My Way"?

 

 cc_rider wrote:

Best.

Cover.

Ever.
 
 
I would vote for Crispin Glover's cover of "These Boots."

walk
(SF)
Posted: May 05, 2010 21:49
 

 topherg87 wrote:
one of those rare cases in which the cover is ultimately better than the original (IMO, anyway)
 

Oh yes it is.  CAKE RULES
topherg87
(Austin, TX)
Posted: May 05, 2010 21:48
 

one of those rare cases in which the cover is ultimately better than the original (IMO, anyway)
twitterpated
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 14:30
 

 Pharlap wrote:

wouldn't that be Sid Vicious doing his version of "My Way"?

 

 cc_rider wrote:

Best.

Cover.

Ever.

I think that would have to be a tie
 


lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 14:28
 

This song in its original version has always threatened me as a man because of the way it riles up the feminist in any woman at a wedding.

Thanks to Cake for making it safe for me to enjoy it again.
crockydile
(Outer Spiral Arm, Milky Way)
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 14:28
 

This could have been outstanding. His staccato vocals kinda ruin it for me. Still, I give it a 6 for pure novelty. {#Propeller}
ginniet
(Spokane, WA)
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 14:28
 

Sorry, I'm loyal to the original, feminist version.  I was newly widowed when it came out, so it has a meaning for me.  This version is gross.  {#No}


lmic
(Harmless Little Bunny)
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 14:27
 

Simply one of my favorite RP posts...thanks haljordan
*bump*
 
haljordan wrote:
I love this version of the old classic. It comes off like an alcohol-slurred, bitter rant which in and of it self is just plain funny as a satirical slant on the original anthem of perseverance.

Dave_Mack
(Five bus, Jive bus!)
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 14:27
 

Whoa, that guitar solo is just a little toooooo ironic.  Was great up until then, with awesome bass playing.
Pharlap
(Bahama, NC)
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 14:27
 

wouldn't that be Sid Vicious doing his version of "My Way"?

 

 cc_rider wrote:

Best.

Cover.

Ever.
 


jackinthebox
(San Miguel Allende, Mexico)
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 14:26
 

Crummy!!!
FancyFractals
(Ketchikan Alaska)
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 14:24
 

hhhmmmmm
cc_rider
(Austin Texas. Y'all.)
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 14:24
 

Best.

Cover.

Ever.
alanthecowboy
(Lakefield)
Posted: Dec 30, 2009 16:08
 

 jsjacob wrote:
What happened to the rest of the song? I don't think I've ever heard a song intentionally truncated on Radio Paradise before.
 
Not only truncated, but edited for harsh language.  Damn it!

musickat
(Lake of the Ozarks)
Posted: Dec 30, 2009 16:08
 

I think this quite innovative.  As a recently divorced woman, I kind of like hearing the male perspective.   Jams too.
upgal
Posted: Dec 30, 2009 16:07
 

I have heard bad versions of songs, but this is one of the most god-awful things I have ever heard.  barfo-sucko for sure! I'm going on rhapsody and hearing the real one!
furaha
(Lake Tahoe, California)
Posted: Dec 30, 2009 16:07
 

Maybe the worst guitar solo since "in a gadda da vida"
swelements
Posted: Nov 29, 2009 7:16
 

 danagle wrote:
Wow, this is the first time I've ever seen anybody not *love* this song.  Seriously.  I bought this CD the first time I ever heard this version of the song, and anyone that's ever heard me play it has went and started buying CAKE CDs also.

I know it takes all types to make the world turn, but this was a shocking experience.  9 from me.
 
2 from me. Seriously!

calypsus_1
Posted: Nov 16, 2009 1:06
 


Cake - "I Will Survive" Live in San Francisco (2004):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvsI3jc4pPA

"at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, September 8th, 2004."



CyberCoyote
(Central Cali Coast)
Posted: Oct 28, 2009 21:50
 

LOL
 
unclehud wrote:
I just wants me some CAKE!  Now, where's that damn glitter ball?
 


unclehud
(300 feet above the planet)
Posted: Oct 28, 2009 21:48
 

I just wants me some Cake!  Now, where's that damn glitter ball?


jsjacob
(El Cerrito, CA)
Posted: Sep 27, 2009 8:10
 

What happened to the rest of the song? I don't think I've ever heard a song intentionally truncated on Radio Paradise before.


DaveInVA
(In a crumbling Queen Anne mansion in Damnville, VA)
Posted: Sep 27, 2009 8:07
 

This guy sounds like he is way to much in love with the sound of his own voice. I do really like Cake's instrumental stuff though and own 2 of their CD's. I just avoid the songs on them that have singing :)
Egrey
(WASH, DC)
Posted: Sep 27, 2009 8:06
 

Hideous.
rtrudeau
(Bay Area, California)
Posted: Sep 27, 2009 8:04
 

Disco CAKE! How awesome is this. {#Lol}
shayde
(Berlin, MA)
Posted: Sep 27, 2009 8:02
 

When I grow up, I want to be that good a bass player.

Awesome. 
secretsauce
(City of Angels)
Posted: Aug 26, 2009 19:56
 

 danagle wrote:
Wow, this is the first time I've ever seen anybody not *love* this song.  Seriously.  I bought this CD the first time I ever heard this version of the song, and anyone that's ever heard me play it has went and started buying CAKE CDs also.

I know it takes all types to make the world turn, but this was a shocking experience.  9 from me.
 
You must be new around here. God himself could come down and conduct an orchestra of angels playing Mozart, and some clown here will post it a 1.

(If it helps ... I love it. ... I give it an 8.)

ericconrad
Posted: Aug 26, 2009 19:55
 

I love this cover, and it took me awhile to get there.  I know a lot of people get stuck on the lead singer's voice and style (it's an acquired taste, but grows on you), but listen to the guitar and bass.  Absolutely amazing. 
danagle
(Sarasota, FL)
Posted: Jul 26, 2009 6:21
 

Wow, this is the first time I've ever seen anybody not *love* this song.  Seriously.  I bought this CD the first time I ever heard this version of the song, and anyone that's ever heard me play it has went and started buying CAKE CDs also.

I know it takes all types to make the world turn, but this was a shocking experience.  9 from me.
n4ku
(Lex Vegas)
Posted: Jul 26, 2009 6:18
 

 socalhol wrote:
WOW!!  Lighten UP people!!  Maybe you all should read the AllMusic.com entry for Cake to understand who they are.  Their songs are fun & humorous - not to be taken seriously.  "...Cake epitomized the postmodern, irony-drenched aesthetic of ‘90s geek-rock. Their sound freely mixed and matched pastiches of widely varying genres — white-boy funk, hip-hop, country, new wave pop, jazz, college rock, and guitar rock — with a particular delight in the clashes that resulted. Their songs were filled with lyrical non sequiturs, pop-culture references, and smirky satire, all delivered with bone-dry detachment by speak-singing frontman John McCrea."
 
Oh. Hipster douchebags. That explains a lot.

keller1
(In A Gadda Da Vida, Baby)
Posted: Jun 24, 2009 12:08
 

 socalhol wrote:
WOW!!  Lighten UP people!!  Maybe you all should read the AllMusic.com entry for Cake to understand who they are.  Their songs are fun & humorous - not to be taken seriously.  "...Cake epitomized the postmodern, irony-drenched aesthetic of ‘90s geek-rock. Their sound freely mixed and matched pastiches of widely varying genres — white-boy funk, hip-hop, country, new wave pop, jazz, college rock, and guitar rock — with a particular delight in the clashes that resulted. Their songs were filled with lyrical non sequiturs, pop-culture references, and smirky satire, all delivered with bone-dry detachment by speak-singing frontman John McCrea."
 

The stuff is tune free, though.

Maybe they should just go spoken word.
socalhol
(Carlsbad CA)
Posted: Jun 24, 2009 11:52
 

WOW!!  Lighten UP people!!  Maybe you all should read the AllMusic.com entry for Cake to understand who they are.  Their songs are fun & humorous - not to be taken seriously.  "...Cake epitomized the postmodern, irony-drenched aesthetic of ‘90s geek-rock. Their sound freely mixed and matched pastiches of widely varying genres — white-boy funk, hip-hop, country, new wave pop, jazz, college rock, and guitar rock — with a particular delight in the clashes that resulted. Their songs were filled with lyrical non sequiturs, pop-culture references, and smirky satire, all delivered with bone-dry detachment by speak-singing frontman John McCrea."
msbella
(New Mexico)
Posted: Jun 24, 2009 11:48
 

GAH. I couldn't even listen to this. {#Taped-shut}
keller1
(In A Gadda Da Vida, Baby)
Posted: Jun 24, 2009 11:47
 

Every fargin time these guys are played I have to stop and find out what that crap is.

Another 1.

DrGonzo
Posted: Jun 24, 2009 11:47
 

 tictocsailor wrote:
The original was very bad. This one is worse.
 
you mean this one is AWESOME!

bass line rules, trumpet... little guitar riffs.. the 'heys' and 'ah yeahs' the flow of it all.. most excellent indeed!

NO BILL! you CUT IT OFF! right as they were about to start rocking out in full capacity.. such disappointment.

justlistening
(So. California)
Posted: Jun 24, 2009 11:46
 

Wow - polarizing rendition!  I guess I'm on the pole that likes it - pure cheese but love how these guys don't take themselve seriously.  They're obviously having fun and nice enough instrumentals too.
tugandbuster
(Charlotte, NC)
Posted: Jun 24, 2009 11:46
 

{#Wall}