Song: That’s a Lie
Cover Artist: Too Much Joy
Album (Year): Son Of Sam I Am (1988)
Original Artist: LL Cool J
This song is responsible for introducing me to one of the most underrated bands of all time. I got to see Too Much Joy twice in concert back in the early 90′s while they were still together and both shows still rank in the top 5 shows I’ve ever seen in my life (which is currently clocking in at over 200). Too Much Joy plays songs that are quirky, make you feel good, are immanently singable, and are a staple of every road trip I’ve ever taken since 1989.
“That’s a Lie” was an album cut on rapper LL Cool J’s platinum selling debut ‘Radio’. It’s a somewhat funny little bit of 80′s rap, but Too Much Joy’s rendition on 1988′s ‘Son Of Sam I Am’ really brought the song to its true potential. Adding a few guitars and a much more playful delivery they not only breathed new life into the song, they amped up the humor in it as well.
Too Much Joy – That’s a Lie
LL Cool J – That’s a Lie