Vampire Weekend Cover Rancid
2010-02-08 by Alex C. Soothsayer | 16 Comments

Vampire Weekend have posted a cover of Rancid's hit song 'Ruby Soho.'

http://stereogum.com/archives/mp3/vampire_weekend_cover_rancid_113271.html

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spoon_of_grimbo
February 8th 2010

2240 Comments


i'm not gonna try and argue that the original is some sort of untouchable classic (although i do like it), but this cover is complete dogshit. despite all the hype, i've somehow managed to not hear a single bit of vampire weekend's music, and frankly, if it's anything like what they've done to this song, i'd be inclined to keep it that way...

PietroCrespi
February 8th 2010

105 Comments


I like Vampire Weekend a lot, but this song just doesn't fit well with their sound. Definitely will not be keeping it on my computer.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
February 8th 2010

3766 Comments


Heh, ezra sounds like he's really stretching his vox on the chorus.

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TheyTookOurJobs
February 8th 2010

1318 Comments


dude..........thats bad

MaskAtTheMasquerade
February 8th 2010

2887 Comments


Why would they do this

Awesomesauce
February 8th 2010

1084 Comments


Awful cover by an average band.

JohnXDoesn't
February 8th 2010

1267 Comments


just what the music world needed

oh my...

sexualsoybean
February 8th 2010

911 Comments


I like it. And the weekend remix thing they did too recently.

IRAI
February 8th 2010

1567 Comments


i liked it. but im weird i guess.

would you rather them cover something comfortably in their range?

cmon...

Cover's are homages not forceful butcherings...unless it's uninspired.

i cant say that for all covers, but this one was interesting.

laxworld16
February 9th 2010

96 Comments


god this is really terrible

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
February 9th 2010

28466 Comments


idk i'm pretty sure this is what i would call a forceful butchering

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Ewednesday
February 9th 2010

120 Comments


Nearly as bad As Sign's cover of Run To The Hills.

timbo8
February 9th 2010

618 Comments


It like it. I don't listen to Rancid, but I agree it with IRAI that this is an homage. For VW it kind of comes out of left field, and that is what makes it intriguing and respectable, because it further garners VW with the reputation of making fun music that take chances and shows they don't give a shit about critics who don't like their sound or image.

sexualsoybean
February 9th 2010

911 Comments


Really. Its not like we dont have enough "lol were gonna cover a pop song" covers. At least this was a little different.

But I guess they should have just been unoriginal and covered kelly clarkson, or britney spears, then everyone would be happy.

ART36
February 9th 2010

155 Comments


I saw Rancid this summer and they put on a fantastic show. I really like Vampire Weekend and I really want to like this cover, but it's just VW plugging in their style into a punk classic. Didn't really do anything for me.

SigurFloyd
February 10th 2010

107 Comments


ruby ruby ruby ruby so hooooo.



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