Friday, August 29, 2008

When Chocolate Pudding Is Not....

Sometimes a musical artist will take an old song and remake it, and that can be a good thing. So when I heard what sounded like a familiar old song the other day I turned up the radio and told my daughters, "Hey, you gotta hear this song from back in the day!" Imagine my disappointment when the song turned out to be, well, something other than what I thought. It's like seeing a bowl of delicious chocolate pudding - thick and creamy and rich. Your mouth is watering and you're all ready for that wonderful first taste, but when you take a bite it turns out to be a watered down version - artificial chocolate flavor, made with skim milk. Yeah, that's the feeling.

What I'm referring to here is the song by Kid Rock called, "All Summer Long." The flavor I was expecting was, "Werewolves of London," by Warren Zevon. Get a taste of the real thing. In fact, devour it all:

The lyrics are creative and fun, and if you're too young to know who Lon Chaney and Lon Chaney Jr. were, go do some research on google, then come back and tell my why they were referenced in this song! Yes, youngsters, that's a homework assignment!

"I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's - his hair was perfect!"


scaramouche jones said...

I kind of like the Kid Rock version, but it is a little twee in a Bryan-Adamsy kind of way. You can never beat originals. Well.. unless the original was by Bob Dylan, then any version's better :D

Significant Snail said...

Bob Dylan is a little hard to take! Forgive my lack of knowledge but what do you mean by 'twee'? (Is this something obvious that I should be embarrassed to ask?)

Significant Snail said...

Found it! Urban Dictionary is a wonderfully useful website...

happyian said...

This happened to me
in a different car.
I was like I know this song
and this guy was like
you like kid rock, me too!
And i was like

And Then it happened to my mom
and I was like
this is kid rock.

Pudding sounds fine right about now.

Significant Snail said...

happyian: pudding sounds right pretty much any time in my book!!