Machinehead
October 2, 2006 5:31 PM   Subscribe

I was at a restaurant recently and they were playing a foreign language cover of Bush's "Machinehead." The cover version was much slower but the melody was recognizable and every once in awhile the singer would say "machinehead" in english. Does anybody have any idea who this is by?
posted by blim8183 to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Any idea whatsoever what language it was in? If you didn't recognize the language, what other languages did it sound like, or what language did the cadence remind you of? It might help.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:44 PM on October 2, 2006


It sounded German or Eastern European.
posted by blim8183 at 5:46 PM on October 2, 2006


Was it kitsch/camp sounding? It might be Mambo Kurt.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:00 PM on October 2, 2006


Hmmm, I don't think I'd call it kitschy or campy in any way although I did find it kinda silly. I just listened to some Mambo Kurt on Amazon.com and it's definitely not him. In the version of Machinehead I heard the lyrics had been translated into another language except for the word "machinehead." It was very slow and electronic.
posted by blim8183 at 7:29 PM on October 2, 2006


Maybe call the restaurant and ask? It might be something they keep in a somewhat regular rotation. I've done this in the past and almost always got an answer.
posted by nevercalm at 4:37 PM on October 3, 2006


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