Well, over the years, Insane Ian (and the various bands he's been involved in) have covered some of their favorite songs. Some are comedy songs, some aren't, and some are songs done in a different style than the original, so it makes them slightly funnier. These older recordings, as well as some NEW tracks are being posted here. The term UNDERCOVER is what could be considered an album name, as a collection of these tracks.
Insane Ian's first band, Crotch, performed this song many times at their gigs. This recording is from a live performance at their friend Becky's house, for her birthday concert. It's a cover of the song by The Presidents of the United States of America and was originally released on the now out-of-print tribute album "Goodbye Ladies & Gentlemen".
In the grand tradition of Tom Smith's "John Denver as a MoFo version" cover of the great Luke Ski's "Bacon", as well as Worm Quartet's "John Tesh as a MoFo version" cover of...their own song, "Great Idea For A Song", comes...this thing here. For his Dementia Smackdown performance at Marscon 2010, Insane Ian covered this TV's Kyle song (originally from Kyle's album "Why Fidelity?"). This is the studio version. Covered with permission.
On the Kickstarter page for "Grand Theft Audio", if you pledged a certain dollar amount toward the project, you got to choose a song for Insane Ian to cover. One fan named Huey did just that, and chose Electric Six's homage to 80s electronic keyboards. However, II couldn't just cover it traditionally; he had to put his stamp on it, so what better way to cover a song about electric instruments than to do it acoustically?
On the Kickstarter page for "Grand Theft Audio", if you pledged a certain dollar amount toward the project, you got to choose a song for Insane Ian to cover. Fan (and fellow comedy musician) Jeff Reuben did just that, and chose to have II cover a song that Jeff wrote and hadn't recorded yet. Since it's a parody of "The One That Got Away" by Katy Perry, the end project wound up on II's "Katy Parody" EP, available for download on Bandcamp. Vocals by The Stacey.
You may have heard recently that Jonathan Coulton was ripped off by Glee. If you haven't the short version is they used his version of "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot without even telling him or giving him any credit. Here's his blog about it.
Besides being a very talented indie musician and a really nice guy Jonathan Coulton is directly responsible for the FuMP's existence. His response was to re-release his cover on iTunes and donate all the proceeds to charity.
What Fox did was really sleazy, even if it was perfectly legal. So Devo Spice felt the need to vent about it in song form, as he tends to do, with a parody of the Sir Mix-A-Lot version of "Baby Got Back" about the whole situation. Insane Ian then decided to make the whole situation meta and covered Devo's parody in the style of JoCo's cover of the original song Devo parodied. Um. So, it's a cover of a parody based on an original song, that was covered. Yeah.