TSOM04: Imitation Cheese: A Tribute to Tribute-To’s


For this episode, digs deep into the seedy underworld of tribute-to records. Tribute-tos have become common in the modern musical space because it allows nameless musicians to re-record popular favorites to make a fair living. They are joined graciously by friend of the show, Clint Carroll from Episode #1. As a change for this evening show, Jeff decides to surprise our panel with his selections as, normally, they would’ve had an opportunity to listen to them beforehand. This leaves our panel generally speechless and dumbfounded. Enjoy.



Show notes:

Voices: J. Wyrick, S. Bennett, C. Allred, B. Collier and special guest Clint Carroll.

Intro music contains elements of M.Barnacle’s “Erase That” (used with permission), contains elements from High Fidelity, the Fat Boys, Kid Koala, Johnny Adams, Biggie Smalls coughing up something nasty, Larry and Tommy. Arranged by TSOM’s Jeff.

1:13: Intros
2:03: The lowdown of “tribute-tos”
3:56: Alpha III “Whole Lotta Love” (Alpha III 2013)
9:03: Sam anticipates eternal lovin’ from Alpha III
9:21: Clint suggests hurting a keyboard-playing dog
9:50: Alpha III information citing <progarchives.com>
10:02: Cray has a bone to pick.
10:30: Cray drops some Zeppelin knowledge and leaves Clint confused.
11:30: Cazz “Folsom Prison Metal” (Cazz, 2010)
14:30: The TSOM Panel discusses this Johnny Cash tribute.
14:54: Jeff starts giggling with the mention of the word “presophist,” mainly because he doesn’t have a clue what it means.
16:11: Sam, again, clarifies the aim of The Smell of Music.
17:07: Clint believes it sounds like Megadeth, but then reveals he has no clue what Megadeth sounds like.
18:02: Smooth Jazz All Stars “All Falls Down” (Copycats, 2010)
21:29: The TSOM Panel discusses the Kanye tribute and Cray surprises the panel with his preference for the jazz rendition of Kanye.
21:42: Getting your eagle on:
21:49: Clint busts a crack on Smooth Jazz All Stars and BET.
22:34: Clint bobbed his head and then mentions the words “tight arrangement” thus fully eliminating the Kanye tribute from consideration for the worst song of the show.
23:20: Cray shows the panel how to rap.
24:00: Celia Cruz “Ob La Di, Ob La Da” (RMM, 1996)
28:40: The TSOM Panel discusses the Beatles tribute.
29:10: Clint fails to recognize simple Spanish, even though he has lived his entire life in Tejas.
29:53: Sam gently approaches the Spanish vs. Caribbean (not a real language) confusion sparked by Clint, thus exposing Clint as a horrible racist.
31:15: Blake comes out of the closet as our resident Beatles hater. And if they cut 3 minutes off of the Celia Cruz song, it would be 1:40 long.
31:40: The TSOM Panel reaches a conclusion of the worst song of the night.
31:55: “Conway.”
32:19: The TSOM Panel plays “Uncovered,” where they guess what song is being covered or at least attempted to be covered.
32:54: Sam tries to end the game by buzzing in. And then guesses incorrectly not once, but twice.
34:07: Blake correctly guesses the song. Underground Moon’s “Beds are Burning” (Midnight Oil cover)
34:38: Outro

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