Music Monday – “Your mom busted in and said, “What’s that noise?”/Aw, mom you’re just jealous it’s the Beastie Boys!”

It’s a pretty well-known trick for making a successful cover version – take an up-tempo song and slow it down.

Still, Coldplay makes the old trick work by taking the Beastie Boys’ first and arguably best-known hit, the party anthem “Fight For Your Right (To Party)” and slowing it down to a near funeral dirge in tribute to the recently deceased group member, Adam “MCA” Yauch.


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  1. From Head Tale - Music Monday – “I need to be myself/I can’t be someone else/I’m feeling supersonic/Give me gin and tonic/You could have it all/But how much do you want it?” on 11 Jun 2012 at 7:21 pm

    […] another example of the “slow an up-tempo song down to make it new” music trick – this time, by Noel Gallagher on his current tour with his new band, The […]

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