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Most versions I've heard cut the word out. It's kinda weird.. I never really noticed it in the song until some band whose name I can't remember just bleeped it out.
I could be hearing things, but did she sing "Cunt" instead of "Punk?"
I have to say something about this song in general, though: except for the Monarch / Dr. Girlfriend version, every single cover of it is exactly the same. They're all in E-flat (if my ears don't deceive me), same tempo, same instrumentation, same everything. Which I guess they're allowed to do, but if you don't bring your own mojo to the song, what's the point? KT fixed a word (as far back as 2007!) and I'm glad she did, and her version is lovely, but I wish she had worked out a different overall approach.
There was a really good one by this lo-fi band, who I think were called City at Night (?) from the early 2000s. I looked them up and it's not the same band.. anyway it's a super cool and cute cover that features the bleep I mentioned above. This was sort of Napster/girlfriends ago mix CD stuff but I might have it on a CD somewhere.
All I know about Tunstall is that Suddenly I See song, which was featured on one of those corporate mix CDs you're supposed to play at movie theatres (we didn't unless the boss was around) so I sort of associate her voice with cleaning up right after the movie got out..
Watch the video for "Suddenly I See" some time (I've made sure it's on 73q); even if you don't like the song, the video makes it fun.
Cute! She's kinda like Kylie Minogue to me now. The song is incredibly infectious and the video's great; she's a great songwriter with a great voice and I think I'm past the weird associations I had as a lowly usher guy spooning up liquids that would make those cyst videos that pop up on poeTV seem cute like cat videos in comparison to enjoy it. :)
I love the story of this song too. If I remember correctly it was Elvis Costello who bet Shane that he couldn't write a holiday song to save his life and this song was the result. I remember hearing it for years on the mall's sound system during Christmas season before I had any idea who the Pogues were, and I like to think that whoever was doing the music just kinda snuck it in.
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