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The idea of tacking a cover onto an album as a hidden bonus is a good one. We’ve already seen Scottish singer Amy MacDonald do it with a folksy “Dancing in the Dark.” Now, in a much more raucous vein, Killola does the same with “Mickey” (also known as “Hey Mickey” also known as “the cheerleader video song”). Their version is, if anything, even more high-energy that Toni Basil’s original. Just listen to pixie singer Lisa Rieffel’s throat-shredding shriek at the beginning.
The track comes at the end of the L.A. quartet’s just-released album Let’s Get Associated. Though led by a former King of Queens sitcom star and Legally Blonde soundtrack-er, the band has produced as hilariously vulgar an album as you’re likely to find this year. “She’s a Bitch” ruminates on a friend’s boob job while “1-2-3-4” includes the did-she-really-say-that diss “I wish your mama never second-guessed her abortion.” Yikes! Then of course there’s “I Wanna See Your Dick,” which pretty much speaks for itself.
That same feisty attitude carries over to their cover of “Hey Mickey.” The content, thankfully, does not.