Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Suspicious Minds Times Two

I was just in a disagreement with someone about the importance of cover songs, and it sent me to the web to find some favorites to back up my point. Here's one of them, a cover of one of Elvis Presley's absolute greatest hits, "Suspicious Minds." Watching this, it's almost incomprehensible why the Fine Young Cannibals didn't make it beyond Next Big Thing status. Roland Gift is absolutely magnetic.

From the sublime to the ridiculous - here's an absolute train wreck of a karaoke version. Between the roaring grunts and the awkward backup performers, it's very difficult to look away. But I don't think I'll have the stomach to watch it too many times...

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