Vandalizing The Classics: OC Punk Vets Cover ZZ Top, Queen, Ramones, Polish Turds


Orange County, CA comedy-punk vets The Vandals recently released BBC 1 Sessions and Other Polished Turds , a digital-only collection of rarities from the annals of Vandals history and BBC 1’s Lock-Up Sessions with Mike Davis. The album boasts some of the best from those sessions, featuring hilarious renditions of ZZ Top, Sublime, and Queen fare, and a tear jerking piano version of the dead pet lament “Canine Euthanasia.” Plus there’s exclusive new tracks – “Long Haired Lover” and “You’re Not The Boss Of Me (Kick It)” – featuring Emmy-winning comedian Bob Odenkirk (AKA the Bob half of Mr. Show). The rest, mostly cover songs, come from ancient Ramones tributes, lame Alice Cooper tribute albums, and even an awesome Japanese Disney tribute. The cheesiest of the cheesy, however, has to be the Vandals version of “Long Haired Lover From Liver Pool,” the song then-9-year-old Jimmy Osmond topped the U.K. pop charts with in 1972. Full tracklist after the jump.

MP3 : The Vandals – Change The World With My Hockey Stick

BBC 1 Sessions and Other Polished Turds Tracklist

01 Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
02 Judy Is A Punk
03 Long Haired Lover From Liver Pool
04 Joe
05 Costa Mesa Hates Me
06 Jilted John
07 Change The World With My Hockey Stick
08 I’m Black
09 Heigh-Ho
10 Poison
11 My Neck/My Back (Live @BBC)
12 Ball And Chain (Live @ BBC)
13 Mexican Blackbird (Live @BBC)
14 Canine Euthenasia (Live @BBC)
15 Don’t Stop Me Now (Live @BBC)
16 You’re Not The Boss of Me (Kick It) [R&B remix]

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