More music picks for your Monday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music. Just note: any prices we quote are accurate as of when this post goes up.
We kick off with an utterly amazing meeting of musical minds, recorded at the New Year’s party at the Mala Restaurant on Maui. That alliteration was entirely unintentional, I assure you. What you are about to watch is not a dream, not an alternate universe: it is Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler and Weird Al Yankovic taking the stage to cover The Beatles‘ “Come Together.” And can I just point out that Weird Al is the only one who doesn’t appear to need a lyrics sheet. This video is ridiculous and awesome.
Next, we have a great live performance of “Beautiful Girl” from William Fitzsimmons.
It’s from the album Gold in the Shadow. That’s available from Amazon as an MP3 download from Amazon. Confusingly, the MP3 version comes with more tracks than even the Deluxe CD version, from what I can tell. And it’s cheaper. So. It’s also available on Spotify here.
And we have the latest track from 3OH!3, “Dirty Mind,” a previously unreleased track that was let loose from their vaults last month. NSFW lyrics, so wear headphones if you’re in cubicle-ville. That’s available from Amazon as a standalone MP3. And it’s on Spotify here.
Following that–partly because of the hilarious contrast, and partly because it’s an excellent B-side–it’s Becky & John (aka Becky Stark & John C. Reilly), doing an excellent cover of “I’m Making Plans.” That was originally recorded by Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner.
And this last one is, IMO, pretty much unlistenable. But it’s hilarious. With this 1979 Italian single, they’ve apparently taken just a few bits from the Goblin soundtrack of Dawn of the Dead to forge “In the Land of Zombi.” No idea who the actual artist is, but it was release on Italo Deviance. What a great title.