Scare Tactics

I’m going to start 991, an emergency hotline for people who have the hiccups. “Oh my god!” I’ll scream at the people who phone in. “A killer is calling from inside your house!!

I’m also going to start a support line for People Who Do Not Currently Have A Song Jammed Into Their Head. It will just play this, 24/7.
 

26 thoughts on “Scare Tactics

  1. That’s a nice cover that preserves and updates the melodic hauntingness of the original, though it omits the pounding energy that drove Kate Bush’s classic. Jig of Life is another from her Hounds of Love album that I often had on repeat in my noodle.

  2. That’s Placebo, yes? I rather like it.

    I do enjoy covers in general, though. I’ve never really liked Kate Bush’s music all that much, but perhaps I will go find that song and compare the two. What’s the title of the track?

  3. Unfortunately I’ve had “Smack that” in my head for days and this isn’t powerful enough to overtake it. Any suggestions for that?

    smack that, all on the floor,
    smack that, give me some more,
    smack that, ’till you get sore
    smack that, oooh.

  4. Placebo? I liked the music but not the guys voice.

    I am afraid I will have Kate Bush singing “runnin up that road” In my head all day. Maybe I can get Ministry to cure it for me.

  5. Hmm, Placebo’s version is much more haunting and less powerful than the version I know done by Within Temptation… it’s a little nerdy souding ’cause of the nasal voice, but I still like it.
    Btw, I love your emergency hiccup hotline idea, fantastic!

  6. Oh, come now! Everyone knows that when you’re on hold you have to hear “The Girl from Ipanema”, preferably one of those versions where a large chorus hums the words.

  7. I’m still singing this one from a few months back:

    My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump,
    My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps

  8. I’ve had the China Grove guitar solo in my head non stop since the day I first heard it back in 1973…that’s what I’m talkin’ about.

  9. I actually put together a streaming playlist full of earworms just for those occasions when you do things like this to me.

    Everyone else, listen at your own risk.

  10. I love placebo and hadn’t heard that cover by them, but I must say it really doesn’t stick in the head that well.

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