Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We Write The Songs That Make The Whole World Sing

Mr. Bunndini and Mr. Firepie are arguably one of the great undiscovered songwriting partnerships of the past century. While they have written a few original hits such as "Dufflebag Situation", their skill lies in their thoughtful interpretation of the classics. They take a song and really make it their own. Here is a sampling of some of their best works to date:


• The ubiquitous 1994 Lisa Loeb hit "Stay (I Missed You)" as an ode to constipation: "You Say. I never poop when I want to."


• When the personal grooming habits of life on the tour bus go by the wayside the Leiber/Stoller penned Michael Macdonald song "I Keep Forgettin'" keeps the roadies on their toes. The powerful chorus really resonates with the unkempt: "I keep forgettin' to trim my giant orange bush. I keep forgettin' and now I'm never getting laid again."


• Only Bunndini/Firepie could reinterpret "Queen Of Hearts" by Juice Newton as "Period Farts": "She's got period farts. It's blowing her pants apart."


• An ode to anxiety-induced stomach issues and a tip of the hat to longtime fan Dr. Mavis Stapler: "She's A Nervous Pooper" sung to the tune of "She's An Easy Lover" by Phil Collins.


• Inspired by a late night encounter with a hippy from Nelson, the unforgettable "(Takin' a Piss) On Willow and Broadway" sung to the tune of "Nights On Broadway" by The Bee Gees.


• The groundbreaking "Tiny Yarbles" sung to the tune of "Poison Ivy" by The Coasters.


• A little ditty about an afternoon spent squeezing a pus-filled lump: "Half Of Armand Is Gone" sung to the tune of "After The Love Has Gone" by Earth, Wind & Fire.


• The mesmerizing "Stupid" sung to the tune of Sam Cooke's "Cupid".


• And last but certainly not least a Bunndini/Firepie reinterpretation of the Neil Young classic "Old Man": "Old man take a look at my rash, it's a lot like you. I need someone to scratch me the whole day through."


Huzzah!

6 comments:

  1. I have a soft spot for "train waver" myself.

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  2. Train Waver (sung to the tune of Dream Weaver) is a true classic but was written solely by Mr. Bunndini so could not be included on this list.

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  3. also, those monkeys are really going to town.

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  4. They are going so quickly to town that they may never make it back to the country again.

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