POUR MESHUGGAH ON ME
I have three small complaints about the below video, which features a bunch of dudes in a van Wayne’s World-ing out to an extra-heavy cover of Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” now re-titled “Pour Some Meshuggah on Me.”
My first complaint is that the cover in no way sounds like Meshuggah, or event a djenty Meshuggah rip-off. It would be that much funnier if there’s a stronger relationship between the music and the subject of the music.
My second complaint is that the only lyrics that have been changed are those in the chorus. So somehow phrases like “Lookin’ like a tramp, like a video vamp” are supposed to relate to Meshuggah, which, uh, makes zero sense. Again, taking some time to make sure all the lyrics were Meshuggah-appropriate would have made the entire endeavor more memorable.
And my third complaint is that while both the phrase “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Pour Meshuggah on Me” both have six syllables, and one can therefore easily be swapped for the other, whomever made this video/song chose to entitle it “Pour Some Meshuggah on Me,” therefore needlessly and clumsily adding a seventh syllable. I mean, geez.
That being said… a bunch of dudes broing down in a fart box and headbanging their brains out is an idea I can always get behind in theory. So, yeah, my apologies for being nitpicky. I hope you enjoy this: