It’s fitting that Perpetua came upon this, since it was his great interview with Marnie that framed its significance: until now, the ruler of the CMJ ’08, Ms. Marnie Stern, has never learned someone else’s song. And she’s broken that bit by covering Journey, which is precisely what you do when you’re just letting loose at karaoke or just a virtuosic woman looking to blow minds via some cover love. Here “Don’t Stop Believin’” gets fully rinsed and reconstructed through Marnie’s taps, shreds, and hiccuping punk, making it the best thing to happen to Journey since YouTube.

(via MarnieSpace)

Now that you have the MP3, obviously the next step is to score The Sopranos finale with Marnie.

Comments (21)
  1. who ?

  2. oh.  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0


  3. amrit, this crush is way outta control.

  4. Fazed Cookie  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    Hey Dr Pepper instead of wasting your time with Lethal Weapen 5 why don’t you help this girl out instead? It would be a win win. MORONS!

  5. nick  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 -1


  6. zap  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 -1

    she sorta looks like marion from raiders of the lost ark. with bigger teeth.

  7. SoBad  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 -1

    is there a blogger conspiracy to prop and hype this girl up? seriously. maybe you bloggers are all friends with Marnie or something. but she is so unoriginal and cliche and she can’t sing. stop trying to hype up your friends with no talent or originality.

  8. Michael Quirk  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 +1

    I like her….and I don’t like anybody.

  9. Eric  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    Petra Haden’s a capella [sp?] version on the “Guilty By Association” comp is way WAY better.

  10. i like her but her singing in this is ruff

  11. she’s cute and stuff-related-to-her-being-cute-and-stuff, but this is 13 shades of durst.

  12. Slightly off-tune, vocals drowning in fuzz, annoying squeaks and high pitched squeals in the last verse and chorus, a totally arbitrary change of tempo and THREE totally arbitrary changes in production infrastructure …is this a joke? Plus, Jon Regen covered this song just this past year, a la Marc Cohn, and it dad-rocked — check it out.

  13. Laurie  |   Posted on Nov 2nd, 2008 0

    @ Eric:

    WRONG. I’m sorry, but Petra Haden stinks. She’s also an asshole. A stinky asshole.

    I SAID IT.

  14. hmm  |   Posted on Nov 3rd, 2008 -1

    i want to like her really bad but this isn’t that special, it’s actually pretty bad, im just being honest

  15. This sounds like ASS.

  16. Derek Barber  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 +1

    Music to my ears.

  17. If she reads all these shitty comments and doesn’t do the Journey cover album I’ve been dreaming of, I swear I’m going to hunt you all down and kill you. This is so dope.

  18. Marnie Stern is brilliant.

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