I Have To Go Get My Head Drilled By a Dentist, So Here’s Mandy Moore Covering Joan Armatrading

I figure half of you are saying “Who is Mandy Moore?” and the other half are asking “Who is Joan Armatrading?” SHAME ON YOU ALL.

The video is slightly embarrassing for Ms. Moore, as videos so often are. The cover itself, however, is not bad.

I’ll be back later. With a drilled head.

37 Comments on “I Have To Go Get My Head Drilled By a Dentist, So Here’s Mandy Moore Covering Joan Armatrading”

  1. janepurcell – Self-employed artist and crafter. Hoping to reach people who love the same things I love- flowers, art, animals, our pets, and cooking.
    janepurcell

    I hope you are doing okay after your dental invasion!

  2. Really? That’s what you leave us with? Try this…http://youtu.be/-fmCoUjOMXU. You can tell Adele really nails the performance by the look on her face at the end.

    Hope nothing leaks out with the head-drilling experiment. Of course, they might be secretly installing a BrainPal(tm).

    (this is the third time I’m trying to post this. For some reason, even though I’m logged in, it’s telling me to log in to make the post and then deleting the contents.)

  3. I recognize Mandy Moore from one of my favorite flix, Saved. I recognize Joan Armatrading from my iTunes library, née my CD collection, née my vinyl collection.

    Damn I’m old.

  4. Bruce Diamond – Flyover Land on the teeming Mississippi River – Despicably proud old man. Text-extruding asshole (thank you, John Scalzi) with a skewed vision on life, pop culture, writing and general assholiness. Not a scholar, not a gentleman, not Martin or Lewis. But still trying to make life fun and funny.
    Bruce Diamond

    Whenever anyone mentions head drilling, I think of the movie “Pi.” You’re two days too late for “Pi” day.

  5. I think you deserve a drilled head, after the mischief you caused with the earworm thread last night. ;-)

  6. What about the other 50% of us who just say “Meh…”?

    On the other hand I hope the drilling went well and the insides of your head are still inside your head. :D

  7. Thanks for posting this video, it reminded me of how good Joan Armatrading is. I know I have a copy of “The Key” somewhere.

  8. Knew who Joan Armatrading is. Good, strong voice control, but her signing always reminds me of Linda Perry from 4 Non Blondes, I have to be in the right mood or the high pitched overtones drive me nuts.

    Was unaware of Mandy Moore. Good voice, not great, but less idiosyncratic; she belts the notes, but not effortlessly so. Overall, I think she improves on Drop the Pilot, which, while it has pretty good lyrics, was never one of Armatrading’s better tracks.

    Hope the dentist went well.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOtMizMQ6oM

    @ stoicjim

    You can tell Adele really nails the performance by the look on her face at the end.

    Adele always nails the performance. The modern dearth of decent singing technique has lowered my standards to where even decent is good. Adele is slightly above that, IMO.

    @ Arthur D.

    Mandy Moore looks dressed for a video from the 90′s

    Aye, when women’s fashions were starting to look stylish before they veered back off track. Men’s fashions haven’t looked good since the 60’s.

    Mandy Moore’s WP page says she’s a fashion designer. Perhaps there is hope for human attire after all.

    Gotta go, kids on the lawn…

  9. I must be part of the third half who knows who both of them are. I guess I’m showing both my age and my current lack of maturity to be able to do that (and I don’t even have any kids as an excuse for knowing who Mandy is).

  10. Oooh – I like that, Rodney – I’m part of the third half too! (band name, John? The 3rd Half…); know and like them both.

  11. Pfff, the first (and only time) I saw Joan Armatrading was at Rockpalast, in 1979…

    I’m getting old – and yes, I’m wearing my trousers rolled.

    J.A. was back at Rockpalast in 1980; I wasn’t but I couldn’t find any clips from 1979… so here goes: http://youtu.be/rT_0MUrXMJo

  12. Another “third half” person here, who cringed when I read the description of the video. But it was nowhere near as bad as I worried it would be. Maybe because Mandy Moore was trying to look like Pat Benatar, while trying to sound like Joan.

    And if it gets the kids today listening to more Joan Armatrading, then it’s well worth it.

    – yeff

  13. @Gulliver
    Aye, when women’s fashions were starting to look stylish before they veered back off track. Men’s fashions haven’t looked good since the 60’s.

    Men’s fashion took a nose dive when Fedora’s stopped becoming mandatory head wear. Sigh… if I could only find one in this cesspool of backwoodsdom.

  14. Part of the “who’s Mandy Moore” crowd, but I can hear why I should be ashamed. But the producer or whoever pushed this to the net should be ashamed too. The audio/video sync is at least a full second off.

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