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I really have to say that the Christmas No. 1 of 1987 takes this plaudit
Therapy? - Isolation
Daniel Darc - aux champs elysees
Low - i started a joke
Stina Nordenstam - purple rain
Biffy Clyro-Take Me Out
I really want to hear that...
Or any link will do.
and I've ordered the album. Mental genius. See also: the Locust doing the theme from 'Flash'
TV on the Radio - Mr Grieves
Minutemen - Doctor Wu & Don't look now
Pixies - Head on
or you woulda said Aint Talking Bout Love. cos its better than both of those.
There Are Ghosts by Million Dead...
And Pretty Good Year was well done too.
by Presidents of the USA. Oh yeah!
of those were number one at Christmas 1987!
Pet Shop Boys?
Always on my mind
pretty sure they had a Christmas #1 around that era.
Yes it was!
where's my prize?
'there are ghosts' is one of the only instances in which i think the cover is miles better than the original. the weird solo is awesome, the heavy ending is ACE.
i also like deftones doing duran duran's 'the chauffeur'.
bloody hell, there's a band i havent heard about in a while. wonder what happened to them?
best cover: Carter USM covering Pet Shop Boys 'Rent'
Surely, you're joking? That's possibly the worst cover ever. And I'm not just saying that because I'm a Bowiephile and that version is blasphemy in my mind. I'm saying it's shit because it's shit.
Hendrix - All Along the Watch Tower.
Smashing Pumpkins - Landslide.
Bowie - Pinups. Is the best collection of covers by one artist in a single spot. The worst thing about Pinups is that db does the songs better than the originals!
Fun Fact! This week on the US charts has Poison making it's return with a collection of covers. No 17 with a bullet! No joke. CC DeVille is apparently on VH1's reality gig where they put has-been b-list celeb's in a house and let 'em go at it. Rumor has it CC can't keep his hands off Florence Henderson (Mrs Brady). You really can't make that sorta shit up. hahahahah!!!!
that's great. I used to love Poison as a kid. I remember reading a few years ago that CC DeVille was charging fans for autographs and photos with him. What a guy!
Cathedral - Solitude
Minor Threat - 12XU
Flaming Lips - Can't get you out of my head
Hendrax - Hey Joe
PUSA - Video Killed the radio star
Dinosaur Jr - Show me the way
and another mention for radiohead doing "nobody does it better".
For the bass, like.
Radiohead doing Rhidestone Cowboy trumps nobody does it better.
doing The Thief by Can is best :)
in some ways, i'd love to see radiohead do a covers album..
their cover of Wish You Were Here was awful.
as i only have the reissue of you're living all over me from last year..
Ian Brown - Billie Jean. Fookin' hilarious
Supergrass - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Cat Power - I Found A Reason
David Bowie - Sorrow
Patti Smith - Gloria
covering Honey (Spacemen 3)
It's so wonderful.
of The The's August and September by Elbow recently which really blew me away.
Their version of Independent Woman has to be heard to be believed.
is really good. i like covers you wouldn't expect.
jimmy eat world - firestarter
elbow - something in the air (thunderclap newman)
they were both on an nme/warchild charity album that had a few other good ones.
Devo - Satisfaction
Sonic Youth - Hot Wire my Heart
The Fall - Lost in Music
PiL - Swan Lake
Melt Banana - Faint Heart
Built to Spill- Some Things Last a Long Time
Runner-up: th' Faith Healers-Without You
Robert Wyatt - 'Strange Fruit'
Johnny Cash - 'Personal Jesus'
Johnny Cash - 'Hurt'
Confetti - 'Once More'
Even As We Speak - 'Bizarre Love Triangle'
Jimi Hendrix - 'All Along The Watchtower'
Beatles - 'Money'
Revere - 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
Siouxsie And The Banshees - 'Helter Skelter'
I like their cover of Personality Crisis
Final Fantasy's Peach Plumb Pear, yess
Melt Banana doing Louie Louie
Obviosuly Polysics' My Sharona
and the only good smiths cover ever possibly? Schneider TM doing There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Light 3000)
Xiu Xiu doing Alseep
although i haven't heard that Schneider TM one
Biffy doing Take Me Out is great, oh and Jeff Buckley Hallelujah of course
trencher doing the omen theme.
doing "last night i dreamt...." and its pretty good.
because I have stated before that I have some very personal reasons for saying Mogwai's Black Sabbath "Sweet Leaf" - aar can I say I still call my girlfriend that on occasions. Seems so, I am drunk. Yes.
cap'n jazz - take on me.
i got a 7" by thisgirl for FREE by saying that. true story.
and jose gonzalez - heartbeats