Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Essential Schlong

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 3:51 PM

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It once was one of my very favorite things in the world, but about 10 years ago my copy of Tumours, the song-for-song cover of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours by the mighty Schlong , went missing. Then, a few weeks ago, I find it sitting there on a bookshelf like it had never left.

My turntable is dead, but a friend ripped it to MP3 for me. Memories! Tumours is actually way better than the original, and it runs the gamut -- from the Operation Ivy-inspired backbeat of "You Make Loving Fun" to the chaotic hardcore meltdown of "Oh Daddy."

I'm sure it's pretty much impossible to find the original Tumours 7-inch anymore. It looks like it was collected in a greatest hits-type CD -- The Unessential Schlong -- but you probably can't find that either.

The fair use doctrine says that you can only use 10 percent of a song -- difficult when the longest song on the record is only 107 seconds. But this short extract from "The Chain" gives you a good idea:

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