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Kids in America

By eternal editor AC89

Posted December 08, 2015
Kids in America by Lawnmower Deth

This week's karaoke classic is 'Kids in America' by Lawnmower Deth.

"I love it! I love it! I love it!" shrieks a near hysterical Eartha Kitt (no relation), a 23-year-old quantity surveyor from Devizes in Wiltshire.

"It's my most favourite song ever and Lawnmower Deth are just lush!"

From what I gather, there's some online campaign going on to make this the Christmas number one.

And why not?

It's a classic.

And it's certainly better than the usual crud they play on the radio.

So without any further ado, here it is, Nottinghamshire's finest thrashers covering Kim Wilde's 1981 début single Kids in America.

Hat tip: Wolfgang Bang.

But, of course, Lawnmower Deth are certainly not the only band to cover Kids in America, as any demented fan of the Muffs will know only too well.

Isn't that right, Sandi 'I'm really drunk and I love Kim Shattuck's voice so I'll post this over and over again on FaceBook' Toxic?

So for you, Sandinyourpants, here's that version too.

Don't say I never listen to you because I do.

Your pissed squawking can be heard for sodding miles.

Like a parrot in a blender.

But if you're a diehard Lawnmower Deth fan, you might find that version a little too sweet for your palate.

But worry not because here they are again, this time covering the Osmonds' Crazy Horses from the superbly-named 1992 album Return of the Fabulous Metal Bozo Clowns.

Now beat that, Donny and co.

The above three vids are embedded here on the tune-tastic Rake & Herald from the respective YouTube channels of gotmullet, Junkpunker21 and SeasickUpload, which you can check out here, here and here.

See also You're Gonna Miss Me, posted 3/7/15, among others.

Karaoke Classics
is an occasional column that gives the world a chance to savour some kick-arse (usually punk) cover versions.

AC89 is the co-funder of the
Rake & Herald. He currently files his stories from the spirit world. When he can be arsed.

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