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The Patterico Music Project: “Alien Song” Recorded by Jamie Woolford

Filed under: General,Music,Music by Patterico — Patterico @ 12:01 am

It’s time for Song #6 in the Patterico Music Project.

If you haven’t encountered it before, this is a project in which I have sought to have some my musical heroes record covers of songs I wrote over 25 years ago. Before today, I published five of these songs:

All can be accessed at my SoundCloud page at

The latest artist to agree to do this for me is Jamie Woolford, the front man for The Stereo and Let Go, and a great solo artist in his own right. I’ve been telling you about Jamie for more than ten years (!) — starting in 2006, in this post raving about his band Let Go. In 2010 I posted for you a video from The Stereo:

And in 2013, I posted two videos from his solo album, in different posts. In this post, I posted this video of the song “A Framed Life in Charming Light,” and in this post I showed you the video from “This Isn’t Goodbye” from Jamie’s solo album:

I gave Jamie a group of songs to choose from, including ones that had been covered before by other artists. (I have not written that many songs, and even fewer good ones, so I’m kind of limited, unfortunately.) He decided to do four, including two that had been covered before by other artists, and two that have not. Today I am releasing one that you’ve heard covered before: Jamie’s version of Alien Song. Parthenon Huxley has already done a great cover of the song. Jamie’s version is very different from Parthenon’s. Where Parthenon’s was whimsical, this one is straight-out rock, with grinding guitars. I love both of them, but in very different ways.

The song you’re about to hear is about reptilian, multi-headed aliens, conquering the world through their strange music. Turn up the sound.

Here are the lyrics and the original version.

There will be more songs coming. Jamie has done three more. And I have another artist lined up who you’ve probably heard of. This is all great fun for me. Stay tuned!

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

6 Responses to “The Patterico Music Project: “Alien Song” Recorded by Jamie Woolford”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  2. Somehow the post that went up earlier was goofed up, and had reverted to an earlier version of the post that had embedded an old version of the song that I have deleted.

    The embed works now.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  3. My first impression on mobile in my truck is like if you brought Neal Peart in to write for the Goo Goo Dolls early in their career.

    I like the guitars and the mix. Worth delving into the other discography from both artists.

    Pinandpuller (aeb9b4)

  4. Tap, tap, tap, is this thing on?

    I’ma keep bumping this to the top every day until it gets some comments.

    Glad you like it, Pinandpuller.

    Patterico (dc5dae)

  5. The immigrant song with viking kittens overlay. [link]

    Interesting in that this dude who made kitten videos married to songs from before the music video /MTV era, songs that never had a video, his video led to the introduction of the immigrant song to a new generation of computer dweebs, and a temporary exhumation and zombie second life from it’s tomb in the vinyl record store. That kitten video went viral, back before “going viral” was even used as a term coined for videos.

    So much so that Robert Plant became aware of it, called his lawyer and dragged it off YouTube for copywrite infringement.
    Bob plant is an incredible self important cut off his nose to spite his face douche nozzle.
    I have evidence.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  6. Alien Song. Immigrant Song. Same ball park, right?

    Good comparison I think.

    papertiger (c8116c)

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