Lazy Mary

July 21, 2008 6:12 PM

The strangest thing happened to me the other day. I was flipping through the radio dial, and every station was playing a cover of Lou Monte's version of Lazy Mary in a style that I despise. It sounded something like this.

(I can't bring myself to actually finish this, so here it is.)

posted by uncleozzy (9 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I don't know this song, but holy crap, you very successfully take us on a tour of genres in a funny way. And each one is really well done. Loved that "alright, here comes the second stanza" moment. Say cheese! The production on this thing is alarmingly good.
posted by edlundart at 8:04 PM on July 21, 2008

Excellent, excellent. And.. are you hating on Sublime at the end there? That was the impression I got =)
posted by kingbenny at 8:19 PM on July 21, 2008

Actually, kingbenny, I labeled the last section "college jam band," and the model in my mind was OAR's Crazy Game of Poker, which might be the worst 42 minutes ever put to tape. I like Sublime, actually, although I can see the resemblance. One band that repeats things over and over because they're stoned is a lot like another band that repeats things over and over because they're stoned.

And edlundart, thanks for the compliments. The "here comes the second stanza" moment is an affectation I borrowed from Lou Monte. It's really a pretty great Italian folk song. And filthy, too.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:34 AM on July 22, 2008

A real tour de force. Am I bad for liking the first section and wanting a whole song like that?
posted by arcanecrowbar at 3:37 PM on July 22, 2008

Well, arcanecrowbar, that section's just a lousy imitation of reggaeton. Check out Daddy Yankee, for example, if you want more (although he's a bit more electronic and hip-hoppy).

I will admit, though, that I really like the reggaeton beat, but the stupid airhorns and whistles drive me round the bend. Maybe I should have brought them up a bit in the mix.
posted by uncleozzy at 12:34 PM on July 24, 2008 much hate, yet so lovingly crafted. Know thy enemy, I guess.

Really though, as edlundart said, this is really well done. It's too bad you don't like any of those genres!
posted by danb at 8:58 PM on July 24, 2008

Sweet. I feel like I better understand what you're doing after looking up the original on youtube. It's especially impressive how you pull off all the different vocal styles. And that limp Steve Miller-y jam band solo at the end is spot on.
posted by umbĂș at 8:14 AM on July 30, 2008

Great, well done.
posted by fixedgear at 3:47 AM on August 24, 2008

It was early in the morning so I was a little, uh, terse. What I wanted to say was, wow, thanks. I followed that link and I learned quite a bit. Always been a Lou Monte fan, being an eye-tie and all, and Dominick the Donkey is a holiday staple, but this was new info for me.
posted by fixedgear at 12:01 PM on August 24, 2008

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