Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ain't No Rest For The Wicked

This is a little video I recorded a bit back.  I made be very happy to hear a song playing on the radio that wasn't some pussy shit created from a formula with plug in members and lyrics about the right girl.  That song of course was Ain't no rest for the wicked by Cage the Elephant.  Now of course this also could easily be interpreted as a formulated song, as it really is.  Singing songs about prostitution, redemption, sin and shame are nothing new.  This song, with it's folky old school sound mixed with a modern twist of instrumentals, is designed to interest those who are popular music nazis.  Those Bob Dylan, Tom Waits loving hipsters jizz in their pants when someone makes a song about the devil and sinning.  Just look what happened when "What It's Like" by Everlast or "Loser" by Beck came out.  ROCKED PEOPLES WORLD.  Long story short, nothing you hear will be completely original, no matter how unique something appears,  its just stolen ideas from older songs.

And without further preaching, my cover of Ain't No Rest for the Wicked.