David Pescovitz at 10:34 am Tue, Mar 27, 2012
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And now, an uplifting message from the Lady In The Radiator. (via The Art of Memory)
Yes, I’m aware that the song has been covered by The Pixies, Bauhaus, Devo, etc. They’re very nice, but they just aren’t… this.
When people say “this is the stuff of nightmares”
THIS is what they are talking about.
I like the Pixies version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2WhbTyvLYU
edit: ok, someone beat me to the link of the pixies’ version. but i love the original best.
interestingly, the set design for their reunion tour was comprised of three spindly fake trees on little wheeled platforms, not too terribly far removed from this one:
I recommend the book on the guy who wrote the song and was mysteriously murdered, Peter Ivers. It’s called “In Heaven Everything Is Fine: The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers and the Lost History of New Wave Theatre”
Wow, that sounds great! I’d never heard of that book. Thanks!
I would guesstimate that this song is on about half the mixtapes & mixcds I’ve ever made.
Haha, I’d just favorited this song on YouTube a week ago. It’s a classic that’s haunted me since my middle school days. But why not the actual scene with the Lady of the Puffy Cheeks singing the song for us?
It’s way creepier.
I actually had posted that one in 2007 but I see the video was yanked. Thanks for the new link!
Just FYI, here’s the previous post:
I’m very much partial to the Miranda Sex Garden version. Unfortunately, it does not immediately appear to be online-listenable, but here’s the too-short Amazon preview:
…and the much-better iTunes preview:
If anyone can find creepiness in the transcendental, it’s David.
If you don’t already know, David Lynch has an album out. All his music is fine. http://amzn.to/HcGODXHe had a contest to maker a video too. search the youtubes for them. Some are quite good.
I hope you have a Good Day Today!!
Also, Modest Mouse.
It’s a great song. I too made a cover of this song. It’s a little weird I guess, but I did it (even if I did get the lyrics ever so slightly wrong) So I present to you the Snarf version : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTxfU88Wjd8
Remix made for a game a few years back.
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