Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2001 : 06 "Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm (covering Michael Jackson)

What I love about cover songs is that it can show you how good a song is without all the baggage that might be attached. Before Alien Ant Farm it was hard for me to think about "Smooth Criminal" without thinking about the Moonwalker video game, Michael Jackson grabbing his crotch, spinning in circles, and being chased by Joe Pesci. When I hear Alien Ant Farm do this song I think about how good the song actually is. People are still surprised when I say I like this song.

Rich Thomas

Listen: Alien Ant Farm >> "Smooth Criminal"

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