&ot absonderpop: You Gotta Roll With The Punches

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

You Gotta Roll With The Punches

This song is the incarnation of everything that was wrong with rock music in the eighties. From the annoying synthesizer hook to the ridiculous show-offish guitar solo: Utterly disgusting and unlistenable crap.

So it's no wonder that every single cover version I found of this song strays in a completely different musical direction: There's the fantastic bluegrass version, sung by none other than Dave Lee Roth himselfs (where manages to make the lyrics sound as hilarious as they are, but which isn't a total piss-take), there's Big Daddy's mash-up with Eddie Cochrane's Summertime Blues, and there's Roddy Frame's version, that transforms the song into a sibling of Sweet Jane by The Velvet Underground with a Sister Ray-ish guitar solo tagged to the end.

Van Halen: Jump
John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band feat. Dave Lee Roth: Jump
Mary Lou Lord: Jump
Nick Barker: Jump
Paul Anka: Jump
The Indigo: Jump
Aztec Camera: Jump
Big Daddy: Jump
Giuliano Palma & The Bluebeaters: Jump
Eläkeläiset: Hump

If you happen to have another version of this song, feel free to send it in and I'll include it in this list.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

welcome back! we missed you!

2:37 AM  
Blogger Guuzbourg said...

your email doesn't seem to work properly. you can download another Jump cover here: http://www.fillessourires.com/ecoutez/jump.mp3
it is by Finnish partyband Elakelaiset, it's in Finnish and it is originally called Hummpa

10:33 PM  
Blogger absonderpop said...

Email is fixed now.
Thanks for sending the Finnish version, I added it to my list.

Cheers, Netzhaut

6:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

OMG...I am in love with this blog now!!!

1:32 AM  
Blogger Jason T. Carter said...

Just found this blog...would love to have these versions of Jump. Anyway you could zip them up and upload them to rapidshare/megaupload/mediafire/or whatever? THanks.

11:17 PM  

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