New and Improved

by Jeffrey Harris, with help from Mike Sylvia



The audio file contains fifteen clips from cover versions at points where they deviate from the original lyrics:

  • Lady Marmalade, originally by Patti LaBelle, covered by Christina Aguilera et al.; "Moulin Rouge" replaces "New Orleans"
  • Boys of Summer, originally by Don Henley, covered by The Ataris; "Black Flag" replaces "Deadhead"
  • Big Yellow Taxi, originally by Joni Mitchell, covered by Amy Grant; "twenty-five bucks" replaces "a dollar and a half"
  • Kiss Me Deadly, originally by Lita Ford, covered by Reel Big Fish; "Tavis's dad" replaces "my old man"
  • No Woman No Cry, originally by Bob Marley, covered by The Fugees; "Brooklyn" replaces "Trenchtown"
  • Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man after Midnight), originally by ABBA, covered by Yngwie Malmsteen; "your love" replaces "a man"
  • Proud Mary, originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival, covered by Ike and Tina Turner; "'tane" replaces "pain" or "'pane"
  • I Fought the Law, popularized by Bobby Fuller Four, covered by Dead Kennedys; "I" replaces "the law"
  • You've Got a Friend, originally by Carole King, covered by McFly; "a helping hand" replaces "some loving care"
  • Knocking on Heaven's Door, originally by Bob Dylan, covered by Guns N' Roses; "cold" replaces "long"
  • Is She Really Going Out with Him?, originally by Joe Jackson, covered by Goldfinger; "Amy" replaces "Jeannie"
  • I Will Survive, originally by Gloria Gaynor, covered by Cake; "my fucking" replaces "that stupid"
  • December 1963 (Oh What a Night), originally by The Four Seasons, covered by Vitamin C; "ninety-three" replaces "sixty-three"
  • My Way, popularized by Frank Sinatra, covered by Sid Vicious; "killed a cat" replaces "did all that"
  • When a Man Loves a Woman, originally by Percy Sledge, covered by Michael Bolton; "precious" replaces "high-class"

Using the Upgrade number ( as indices into the replaced lyrics gives the answer REFORMATIONISTS.

Upon completing this puzzle, the following animated image is revealed on the round page: