“King of Comedy” (REM Cover)

By Jeff Copperthite:

Welcome to thumpin’ Thursday, the first post in which my view count is in the 6 digits!  I have a great song from REM for tonight’s session.

I have lately wanted to really take the time to cover the songs that I have wanted to cover and that I enjoy covering.  However, if you have a request please feel free to request it!  I love doing requests, but if I get none I just fall back on the songs and bands that I like.

I have always loved the album this song is off of.  I pretty much have each song memorized.

I hope you enjoy this album cut, and see you next week for more fun!

Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up.  We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session.  We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and origianal music blog again in the future.  But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!

This is one in a series of acoustic cover songs, original music, and free mp3 downloads here on the Laptop Sessions Music Video Blog.

1 thought on ““King of Comedy” (REM Cover)

  1. Nice one, Jeff. This is from my favorite REM album, second only to “Accelerate.” I absolutely love the other deep tracks like “Crush with Eyeliner” and “Bang and Blame.” “Strange Currencies” is a wonderful slow song. Even “Star 69” — it’s so cheesy, but so catchy. I guess that must have been an all-new technology in 1994, but to look back on it now it’s like: “Really? You wrote a song about it?” I shouldn’t criticize, since I sing along to it and enjoy myself every time!! 🙂

    Anyway, I can’t wait to listen to “Monster” on my drive to work this morning. This must really be a favorite of yours, since you recorded “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” previously.

    One thing though — I’ve never really been able to figure out how the cover makes any sense — the big orange bear. Any thoughts?

    Again, nice choice and great performance!

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