Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Weird Cover Wednesday: Ben Lee does 'Ben Lee'

Back in 2001, Indiana punksters, The Ataris, unleashed a caustic chorus about Australian former pop punker and current singer/songwriter Ben Lee with "Ben Lee". Very blunt and to the point, The Ataris let loose by proclaiming, "To me you're some just some ugly prick who got lucky/ cause he knew the Beastie Boys and I can't stand it." They also riff on Lee's dating of Claire Danes and his general good fortune, whether deserved or not.

What makes this special is when the victim of the call-out covers the taunt. Very cheeky - Ben Lee covering "Ben Lee."

Ben Lee” by The Ataris (mp3)(iTunes)(Amazon)

Ben Lee” by Ben Lee (mp3)

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