Don't you know, honey, that love's a game

Jeez, it's been pretty quiet around here. The lame thing is, I haven't really been doing anything. Whatever, I guess. So, I've been listening to a bit of Neko Case this weekend. When I first began listening to her, I started with Blacklisted (which was the newest album at the time) and worked my way backwards to The Virginian. When I finally made it to that first album, I was greatly amused to see that she had covered a Queen song, and pretty much turned it into a barnburning country song.

I used to love Queen when I was a kid. These older kids at school had a copy of A Night At The Opera and that was how I found out about Queen. I got my dad to buy me the 7" of You're My Best Friend and also Bohemian Rhapsody. I swear, I played those to death. And my favorite song wasn't even either of the A-Sides, it was 39, which was the flipside of You're My Best Friend. I can't, for the life of me, remember what the b-side was for Bohemian Rhapsody.

Anyways, you can find Queen's original on their album, Sheer Heart Attack; and Neko Case's excellent cover is on her debut album, The Virginian. Check 'em out!

Queen > Misfire

Neko Case & Her Boyfriends > Misfire


shazrazzamatazz said...

The machine of a dream
Such a clean machine
With the pistons a pumpin
And the hub caps all gleam

When Im holdin your wheel
All I hear is your gear
When my hands on your grease gun
Oh its like a disease son

Im in love with my car
Gotta feel for my automobile
Get a grip on my boy racer rollbar
Such a thrill when your radials squeal

Told my girl Ill have to forget her
Rather buy me a new carburetor
So she made tracks sayin
This is the end now
Cars dont talk back
Theyre just four wheeled friends now

When Im holdin your wheel
All I hear is your gear
When Im cruisin in overdrive
Dont have to listen to no run of the mill talk jive

Im in love with my car
Gotta feel for my automobile
Im in love with my car
String back gloves in my automolove

robot hero said...

OMG! you're right! the b-side for Bohemian Rhapsody was I'm In Love With My Car!

<3 U

Stef said...

Country? *shudders*