We thought it would be a good idea to listen to 45 versions of Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil and then write about it on the internet. Catch up with parts 1 and 2 where we leaked the script for the next John Lewis advert and uncovered Professor Green's elaborate tax avoidance schemes.
It turns out that a lot of people think they are being really clever by covering Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil.
"Let's cover Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil. No one will ever expect Black Bomb A/Crystal Tears/Eve To Adam/Rock Boyz/Professor Green, to cover Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil. The fans will love it. IT WILL BE SUCH A SURPRISE!"
They remind us of those people on Twitter who think they're the first person to make that Andy Murray British/Scottish joke. Look at them down there, all thinking that they're the first person to make that joke.
So here we are at the final leg of this exciting adventure. Only 15 versions of Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil remain. There have probably been another 45 versions of the song recorded since we started this but we're not going to look, yet.
31. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Work This! Workout
It's another one of those workout versions that we had last time. It's more or less the same.
This is from an album that contains 100 gym versions of 80s songs including Walk This Way, Money for Nothing and Need You Tonight. Professor Green once sampled Need You Tonight. This is obviously a little Easter Egg that he's left for keen investigators like ourselves. A little nod of acknowledgement. "Yes, it is me doing most of these versions of Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil. I respect you for working it out. Please don't tell the police though."
This album is 8 hours and 14 minutes long. In the pursuit of journalistic integrity we worked out for the whole album and we now look like this.
32. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Frank Yamma and Pat Powell
So this is actually pretty cool. It's part of the Dieseln'Dub project spearheaded by Australian musician and producer Declan Kelly.
32 songs in and we reach the only cover version of Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil that really has any business existing. Well done, Declan Kelly, you have saved yourself from a paragraph of Ant and Dec jokes.
33. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Fox
Well if there's one thing we can take from this whole endeavour it's that we've discovered some pretty amazing artwork, haven't we? Look at that!
Fox is the solo project of Mark Fox, the vocalist of Swiss hard rockers Shakra but you knew that already.
This version of Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil is standard Swiss Hard Rock.
Interestingly Fox also has a song called I Can't Sleep. Maybe he wanted to delve deeper into the key themes of the song, i.e. people not getting a very good night's sleep.
The video for I Can't Sleep is excellent.
As the video begins, Fox is unable to sleep and is tired.
He eventually gets dressed after having a bit of a moan and heads off to the shops.
When he gets to Tesco though, the shelves are bare because of Brexit and he's furious.
In a fit of rage he breaks into Ian Tesco's mansion and is disgusted by the affluence in which the Marmite withholder lives. Fox has always been a firm believer in trickle-down economics but is now having a real crisis of faith.
Fox is absolutely exhausted now. Don't forget that he can't sleep. He goes back home for a kip but can't stop thinking about that clock and how it represents the collapse of his entire belief system.
34. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Split Lip
Hey it's Split Lip! Split Lip from the beginning of emo! Before the haircuts! When the emo singers sang flat because they were hardcore kids who were having a go at singing and weren't very good at it. We love Split Lip! This one is going to be awesome...
Turns out it's just OK.
Let's watch this live performance of Anthem Boy from 1994 instead and have a lovely time.
35. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Bristol Love
It's a cheap sounding reggae cover from an album of cheap sounding reggae covers.
In our search for more information on Bristol Love (there is none) we ended up reading the Amazon reviews for Vintage Reggae Café Vol. 3.
"Heard this album in an Irish pub in Strausbourg France and had to buy it. Great renditions of classic-albeit some "one hit wonders.""
This reviewer also bought some disappointing socks that shrunk in the wash and a disappointing coat that made him sweat.
"Reggae covers, mon. Not'ing more to say."
Erm, OK. Let's not rush into a judgement here. I mean, yes this guy is definitely white, we can see that from his profile picture. Let's just have a look and see what else he's reviewed before jumping to conclusions though.
36. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Matute
This is 06:57 long and it's a medley featuring Don't You Forget About Me, Beds Are Burning by Midnight Oil, New Sensation, Relax, Another One Bites The Dust and Suicide Blonde.
It's rubbish, obviously.
It's from a "live album" but it's clearly not live and the crowd noises have obviously been glommed on afterwards from a concert by a much more successful act; probably Professor Green.
37. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Devilment
Some really standard metal. Right at the beginning someone shouts "THE SHADOW PEOPLE!" in a silly monster voice.
Devilment are an English Horror-Metal outfit. We had a look at one of their videos and thought, "that looks like Ian Cradle of Filth" and it turns out it is. He seems to be having a lovely time so let's leave him to it, shall we?
38. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Murray Head
This sounds a bit like Cigarettes and Alcohol/Get It On when it starts and Murray really belts it out. There's a bit of slapping and popping in there as well and it sounds like the sort of thing that would be playing in a bar in a rubbish film. A right bunch of arse basically but it at least has some production values and is performed competently.
Murray Head is best known for his 1985 hit One Night in Bangkok.
39. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Paul Shaffer & The Party Boys of Rock 'N' Roll
Look. At. That. Cover!
This is that dude that did the little bits of music on Letterman at either side of the adverts. It's a whole album of that but with full length versions of the songs and lots of interludes designed to make it sound like Paul and his band are playing live at a house party. AND WHO WOULDN'T WANT THAT?
There really is too much stuff in the world isn't there?
40. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Charlie Drown
According to her website, Charlie Drown is:
Music Producer and Engineer
Artist - Vampire - Musical Sculptress
Old School Film Photographer and Developer
Music Maker - Money Taker
Dark Fetish Pin Up Monster
Actress for Hire
Fictional Music Producer and Engineer
Fictional Wonderful StoryBook Writer
She covered Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil because "It takes me back to a place in Vancouver BC when Okalla Prison got burned down. ;) Good times. Now they sell condos on that land."
Do you know what? This is alright. This might be the most enjoyable one we've listened to and looking down the list of what's left it has a good chance of remaining that way.
41. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Orchid in the Ivy
This is alright too. It sounds a bit like Bad Religion with some nice "woahs" in the chorus. There's even someone in the band called Brett.
Look, we're 41 songs in and we're getting a bit tired to be honest. Now we know how poor Fox feels.
42. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Straya Pub Band
The state of that album cover. It's an album of cheap cover versions including Sweet Home Alabama. At least the cover gives us an excuse to use that photo of Nigel Farage fighting a kangaroo again.
And while we're on with Farage pictures...
43. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Winston K.
43 songs in and after plenty of choice album artwork we feel pretty confident in declaring this one the winner.
Winston K has a whole collection of amazing album art.
Is The Camel Happy? is the shortest of the above albums, clocking it at a concise 2 hours and 54 minutes over 50 tracks.
When Things Get Back To Normal is the longest, with 77 songs taking up 4 hours and 11 minutes of Earth's limited remaining lifespan as an inhabitable planet.
The songs are just Winston and his guitar in what appears to be an attempt to cover every song in the history of the world. Name a song and Winston's probably covered it.
Big Mouth Strikes Again? Check.
Glory Box? Check
Teenage Dirtbag? You bet!
We can't find much information on this bloke but if he's not adopted as the latest hero by moustache-waxing, no-sock-owning, too-short-trouser-wearing wastemen by the end of 2016 we'll eat our fedora.
44. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Monkey Love Band
It's another pub covers band.
It says on their Facebook that, "We don't give you the same old tired tunes that every other band plays; we hit you with the music that hits home right where you live."
"Also, Andy Murray is British when he wins but Scottish when he loses."
45. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil - Morning Gas
It's the last one and what more fitting a way to end this thing than with a cheap sounding cover from an album of 100 cheap sounding covers featuring bands made up by Professor Green as part of an elaborate tax avoidance scheme.
We couldn't find a picture of Morning Gas (FFS) so we used a picture of Saw Boss from Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors instead.
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