A sloppy live version was the best I could find, but this cover of IImmigrant Song by a Japanese funk band made me smile, and we haven't had enough of those around here lately. [sorry but you have to click as I couldn't get the SB Nation software to let me embed this]They also do a somewhat monotone cover of K.I.T.T. (the Knight Rider theme) and some other fun stuff. From their MySpace page:
From the outskirts of Tokyo, from the most unknown prefecture in the country, comes the most exciting and brightest hopes in funk ever.
The six-piece phenomenon, the nasty groove-making cats, the deep-dapping and history changing dogs call themselves the Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro. Well dressed, slick but playing some of the rawest and deepest funk that would shake anyone's booty, and add that with furious energy of a rock and roll band , and you have these amazing gentlemen. Playing around relentlessly across clubs of all sizes in Japan, as well as rocking a packed house at Fuji Rock Festival 2008 and countless festivals around the country, they have built a reputation as one of the finest funk units kicking it today.
Which, of course, just serves to remind me that bands should never write their own copy. Playing around relentlessly, for example, is something I never thought I'd see anywhere other than the pages of an S&M comic book.
Whatever. Something light for a Thursday night.