As a card carrying music snob blogger, I like to pretend I'm above the ska punk cover. No self respecting music "journalist" would dare admit to liking a ska punk band releasing a cover of a classic song from the 80's! The audacity! Luckily I'm over forty and don't require this site to pay the bills, so I'm bringing you Bite Me Bambi covering The Go-Go's iconic "Our Lips Are Sealed." A ska cover of "Our Lips Are Sealed" is a perfect pairing. It's already a joyously fun song, and ska is a joyously fun genre. Plus, Bite Me Bambi are ridiculously fun, so there we go! Is Bite Me Bambi covering "Our Lips Are Sealed" a truly mind-blowing, life altering song? No, but it doesn't need to be. It's just fun. It's also July, and as we get older summer means less and less fun, so let's all savor this as a fun summer thing and get over ourselves.
Bite Me Bambi says of the cover selection:
"We wanted a fun summer song and have always wanted to do a Go Go's song. We had initially planned to do the song during covid, but it got lost in the shuffle of other tunes. Terry Hall from ska legends The Specials co wrote the song with Jane Wiedlan so we thought it would be a cool one to make into a Ska song. As it turned out, we ended up recording it pretty close to the 40 year anniversary of the release date of the original, and the induction of the Go Go's to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so we thought it was Kismet. That is the yearbook answer...Okay the real answer is:...it was a awesome song to rollerskate to.."
You can watch the video for Bite Me Bambi's version of "Our Lips Are Sealed" below. A download of the song can be purchased here. For more on Bite Me Bambi, check out the band's website.
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