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So i am just wondering if anyone knows where Marin is? I know there are a few in the world and i figured someone might know.

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Moon Over Marin is the final track on the Dead Kennedys' album, Plastic Surgery Disasters. The song is about pollution in the Marin area of California. The song is a fine example of guitarist East Bay Ray's ability to blend surf music with punk rock. It is arguably one of the earliest examples of "surf punk", not to be confused with the late-1970s-early 1980s cabaret act Surf Punks.

 

The song was covered by Matthew Good for his 2007 album Hospital Music, transforming it into a slow, downbeat, folky number, perhaps adding even more irony to the dark lyrics.

 

the Original is pretty awesome, but Matt is able to transform it.

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Awesome, thanks a lot. I went swimming in that water just north of the golden gate in may.

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Moon Over Marin is one of my favorite MG songs. I couldn't get into the original though.

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Moon Over Marin is one of my favorite MG songs. I couldn't get into the original though.

I agree. I love Matt's cover. The original really didn't do a lot for me.

 

Marin is one of my fav songs from Hospital Music ;)

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kind of like Johnny Cash - I hung my head. first listen, he makes it his own, you swear it is his original.

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i agree, a newer version of an older orginal song can be a lot better, and moon over marin is way better than the orginal. johnny cash with his hurt cover from nine inch nails, pretty much stole it, and nine inch nails cant top that cover, especially when cash changed some of the lyrics to his own life story....

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Dead Kennedys - Moon Over Marin

Matthew Good - Moon Over Marin

 

Nine Inch Nails - Hurt

Johnny Cash - Hurt

 

Remakes can make songs even better.

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So i am just wondering if anyone knows where Marin is? I know there are a few in the world and i figured someone might know.

marin is a county in california.

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They pulled the Cash version of hurt from YouTube.

 

I think I might take a day trip to Marin County... it's just north of me.

Edited by ToadMan

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I haven't heard any other songs by the Dead Kennedys before. Does his voice always sound like that?

 

And, if we're posting versions of Hurt, I love this one. ;)

 

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I haven't heard any other songs by the Dead Kennedys before. Does his voice always sound like that?

 

And, if we're posting versions of Hurt, I love this one. ;)

 

Jello Biafra's voice is one of a kind. Listen to his spoken word, he hasn't changed. or listen to classic

 

Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia

 

and then Pull My Strings. They were asked to perform Hoiday In Cambodia in front of all these Record Execs

Edited by sodamntired

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So i am just wondering if anyone knows where Marin is? I know there are a few in the world and i figured someone might know.

Marin County, CA - Its just on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge (where Sausalito is)

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I recognize the Johnny Cash cover of Hurt. However I'm fairly certain I've never actually sat down and listened to it specifically.

Any idea where I'd have heard it?? Was it in a movie or a TV show or something...

 

Grrrr this is going to bug me now.

 

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Personally I enjoy MG's cover of Enjoy the Silence more than the original from depech mode.

Another really good cover of that song is from LaCuna Coil

Edited by calgarydave

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I really like how he did this song and I'd have to agree it's definitely one of my favourite songs from Hospital Music.

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Here's a link to the Johnny Cash video with Trent Reznor's thoughts on the cover.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlzjqPGdOSM

 

IMHO, probably one of the best (fitting) covers I've ever heard.

 

I'm also a fan of Tori Amos' cover of Smells like Teen Spirit....!

 

L.

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Moon Over Marin is definitely one of my favorite covers. I like it when artists take an established song and reinterpret it. Ryan Adams' Wonderwall is good example.

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if you guys are looking for covers that would be reworked similar to the way MG does it, I would suggest checking out a guy by the name of kevin devine.

 

brand new jesus christ

 

nada surf inside of love

 

shenaid oconnor song

 

fresh prince of bell-air

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