OT-Tik Tok Cover by Woe is Me. Really GOOD!

Submitted by Troy MiIler on April 8th, 2010 at 1:16 AM

I've been like addicted to this song lately.


Dark Blue

April 8th, 2010 at 1:28 AM ^

This is absolute crap. What happened to music? Did it just die. Although I've got to thank some of you guys in the Lolapalooza thread a couple of days ago. I had never heard of The Gaslight Anthem, and holy shit is this a great band. My ipod is now loaded.


April 8th, 2010 at 10:03 AM ^

They are expressing their frustration with being white, male Americans -- what's worse, being part of the generation that has enjoyed the most unearned, expendable capital in the history of the world. So much to be ANGRY about!

03 Blue 07

April 8th, 2010 at 11:41 AM ^

Wouldn't that generation that "enjoyed the most unearned, expendable capital in the history of the world" actually be the Baby Boomers? As in, you know, the people who've controlled capital for the past 30 years and did so largely on the fruits of the WWII generation's labor?

/Son of baby boomers.


April 9th, 2010 at 1:41 AM ^

I saw them when they opened up for New Found Glory when Artist in the Ambulance came out. I basically left after Thrice because NFG is terrible.

Dustin was headlining a free show sponsored by TOM shoes to raise money. He played some awesome covers and also sang a childrens song for his daughter, but added his usual Dustin soul to it. It was pretty awesome considering it was free.


April 9th, 2010 at 1:56 AM ^

Good stuff. I've seen them twice - once opening for Brand New at The Fillmore Detroit, and once headlining at Clutch Cargo's. The set was way too short at the Fillmore, which was disappointing... but the ridiculously long set at Clutch Cargo's more than made up for that. (Plus the opener that night was Circa Survive - absolutely incredible band, the combination made it the best concert I've been to by far.)

Anyway, good to know there's other fans out there. It's a shame that a band with so much pure talent isn't better known. Then again they're big enough to tour nationally, headline at a mid-level venue, and not cost an arm and a leg to go see.. so maybe they're at the sweet spot.


April 8th, 2010 at 2:13 AM ^

I like this better than the original. Of course, I also like shots in the ass better than I like root canals so, there's that.

God, that was bad.


April 8th, 2010 at 2:54 AM ^

I like covers a lot more when they do a good job of reinterpreting the song. This version is basically the same as the original except there's a guy singing and some light backing guitars.

Fat Mike

April 8th, 2010 at 2:57 AM ^

They need 7 people to make it sound like 3. You consider this punk?

What happened to music? Everything sounds like whiny bitching. I can't even listen to the radio anymore. The classic rock and oldies stations play the same songs everyday and all the modern rock bands sing about is how badly they want to fuck some hot chick.

It's all about image and how you look on the cover of a magazine instead of the music you write.


April 8th, 2010 at 6:46 AM ^

If I decide to go all punk and such, can I grow out my hair and just push it to the side like those guys? I've been needing a haircut and looking for a way to avoid it. This seems like a pretty easy way out.

Also, this song is just brutally bad.


April 8th, 2010 at 7:55 AM ^

I'm usually a really laid back kind of guy. But I can't handle this crap. Scroll back up to that tik tok video and look at that band. Then scroll back down to this comment and tell me you don't want to beat every one of their asses. Its like trying to eat a tablespoon of cinnamon you just can't do it.

Six Zero

April 8th, 2010 at 8:23 AM ^

You're free to like what you like and I don't have the right to tell you otherwise. But for you to demand that we all agree with you... that's where the negbang starts.

There are some things you just don't bring up around people you don't really know, or who don't know you.