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 +5Posted on Jul 31st, 2011 | re: Stereogum Presents... STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It (180 comments)

Can we have mediocre bands do tribute albums for great bands EVERY week? Or is just like a once-in-a-while kind of thing?

 +2Posted on Jul 31st, 2011 | re: Stereogum Presents... STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It (180 comments)

Wait! He might die from culture shock! Like a caveman suddenly brought into our time, or a cat that slips through the door after 5 years to finally discover that there is a place with no ceiling!

 0Posted on Jul 31st, 2011 | re: Stereogum Presents... STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It (180 comments)

I think this is all actually pretty well said and fairly argued.

 +1Posted on Jul 31st, 2011 | re: Stereogum Presents... STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It (180 comments)

That song replaced NYCC on the ‘merican version… So it wasn’t part of the original release (the UK version). Sorry. Too bad we didn’t really get a cover of either song.

 0Posted on Jul 31st, 2011 | re: Stereogum Presents... STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It (180 comments)

I disagree. That would be trying to beat the Strokes at their own game. Take Arctic Monkeys trying to cover “Take it or Leave It” (you can find the vid on youtube)– they do a decent job, but they certainly don’t improve upon the song… bear in mind that Arctic Monkeys are right up there with the Strokes in terms of song-craft and musicianship, but they can’t out-Strokes the Strokes. YYY, on the other hand, might be interesting…

Have to agree about the Heems cover though–the sentiment of the song moved me, but it just wasn’t New York City Cops. Would somebody please cover that song so that I can go back about my business again?

 0Posted on Jul 31st, 2011 | re: Stereogum Presents... STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It (180 comments)

And yet, I feel like her cover of Soma is one of the highlights of the whole tribute. Ironic. I really feel like it restates the original song “in a new way,” so to speak. She does away with the trademark riff, and creates her own, and it’s awesome! JC was talking about how it would be cool if they covered some of these, and I personally really hope they cover Frankie’s “Soma.”