Jun 082011

In the world of cover music it has become common practice for artists to select unexpected, sometimes ridiculous songs to perform ironically for comedic effect, exposing the track’s silliness by stripping away the slick production and overhyped, mediated context. Unfortunately, thanks to Youtube we now have an overwhelming number of “ironic” hip-hop and pop covers that are as unamusing as they are musically disappointing. However, every so often a novelty cover rises above all the rest. Such is the case with Manhattan-based all-female french horn quartet Genghis Barbie’s mostly instrumental rendition of Sisqo‘s notorious “Thong Song.” Continue reading »