WFMU’s Beware of the Blog has a shite-load (which is precisely 101) of covers of Stairway to Heaven, ranging from comical (the Little Roger and the Goosebumps version, where they substitute the lyrics to the Gilligan’s Island Theme) to the horrifying (Australian yodel queen Mary Schneider) to the just bizarrely effective (the Leningrad Cowboys version with the Red Army Choir).
This last one really draws me in for some reason. I think it’s the Choir chiming in with “It makes me vonder, it makes me vonder”. Or the fact that Leningrad Cowboys are actually from Finland, and they typically cover classic rock songs. Or that they sound vaguely like Scorpions (Here I am. Rock you like a hurricane!) . Or that they look like this:
This now concludes Commie New Year at Pop Culture Will Eat Itself. Y’all have a Happy New Year.