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Mustard Plug / Bomb the Music Industry! - Under the Influence Vol. 3 [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Mustard Plug / Bomb the Music Industry!

Mustard Plug / Bomb the Music Industry!: Under the Influence Vol. 3 [7 inch]Under the Influence Vol. 3 [7 inch] (2008)
Suburban Home Records

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Mustard Plug covering Fugazi? Bomb the Music Industry! covering Pavement? Who would've thought! One would never think of Fugazi and Pavement as influences on ska bands. But you know what? It works! This is probably my favorite release of the Under the Influence series so far, especially due to the f.
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Mustard Plug covering Fugazi? Bomb the Music Industry! covering Pavement? Who would've thought! One would never think of Fugazi and Pavement as influences on ska bands. But you know what? It works! This is probably my favorite release of the Under the Influence series so far, especially due to the fact that Mustard Plug and Bomb the Music Industry! are covering two bands on almost the opposite end of the music spectrum.

Mustard Plug takes on "Waiting Room" from Fugazi. The original has a type of dance groove to it, which makes it one good reason for a ska band to cover it. But, instead of speeding the tempo up, Mustard Plug slows it down to a slow groove. The addition of a horn section makes the song sound like their own creation. Excellent job all around (especially from a recording that was done in a apartment).

Bomb the Music Industry! cover "Gold Soundz" from indie darlings Pavement. Unlike Mustard Plug, they take a song and speed it up and change the sound spectrum entirely. It still sounds like Bomb the Music Industry!, but a really ska-heavy version. Aside from the vocals, it made me think of 1997-era Mighty Mighty Bosstones, sound-wise. A few moments make it feel like a comical take.

If you haven't heard the original versions of "Waiting Room" and "Gold Soundz" yet, I highly recommend you check them out. Then buy this record and enjoy.

 

 
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DougLife (May 28, 2009)

I can't say which cover Mustard Plug does is better, Waiting Room or The Freshman.

Love the artwork on this album too.

ffwoodycooks (May 27, 2009)

fuck, pavement is so good. id put Crooked Rain in my top 5 (maybe).

i enjoyed both songs.

ashtraymonument (May 27, 2009)

this and the cobra skulls/AJJ are tied for my favs of this series so far.

lessthangene (May 27, 2009)

i've been loving on Pavement really hard lately and BtMI! is one of my favourite bands and i think the cover is awesome. i still have to check out the Mustard Plug one though.

mattramone (May 27, 2009)

Really? I was kind of bummed out by it. Mustard PLug was pretty good, better than I was expecting.

I still prefer Pavement and Fugazi.

mcflynnthm (May 27, 2009)

I actually like the BTMI! version of "Gold Soundz" waaaaay better than the Pavement original.

Bryne (May 27, 2009)

Oddly, this is probably my favorite release of this series thus far, and I'm not a massive fan of either band (although Scrambles is pretty awesome).

IanIsSuperRad (May 26, 2009)

After hearing Slingshot Dakota's Waiting Room cover, all others seem sub-par. The BTMI! track is pretty good. I'll give it 6/10.

mikexdude (May 26, 2009)

Too many stars!

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