Had a few computer problems that are now fixed, so here are some covers for Saturday.
This year, as well as being the thirtieth anniversary of the first Sex Pistols and Clash albums (alright, smarty pants; so the Sex Pistols only released one album proper but you know what I meant), is also the anniversary of David Bowie’s most productive year, when he relased his own Low and Heroes, as well as his important contributions to Iggy Pop’s The Idiot and Lust For Life. However, that will have to be a post for a future, er, post. Here are three covers that should be heard, taken from a freebie CD with Uncut four years ago.
The Langley Schools Music Project take on ‘Space Oddity’ is chilling, in a nice sort of way, the Black Box Recorder version of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide’ is definitely made their own, and the associates ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ was famously released – as their debut single – mere months after Bowie’s original came out in 1979.
Associates-‘Boys Keep Swinging (David Bowie cover).’ mp3
Langley Schools Music Project-‘Space Oddity (David Bowie cover).’ mp3
Black Box Recorder -‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide (David Bowie cover).’ mp3
This was recorded live at the Reading Festival when the White Stripes had to pull out at short notice. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club do this fantastically.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club -‘The Hardest Button To Button (White Stripes cover).’ mp3
This cover was originally recorded, I believe for a compilation intended to promote peace in Northern ireland called Peace Together (and if anyone has mp3s of Therapy? doing ‘Invisible Sun’ and Pop Will Eat Itself doing ‘Games Without Frontiers’ please get in touch).
My Bloody Valentine -‘We Have All The Time In The World (Louis Armstrong cover).’ mp3
Finally, it was a hit, easily obtainable, but what a joy to hear!
Futureheads-‘The Hounds Of Love (Kate Bush cover).’ mp3
Okay, you know the drill. these will be up here for a week only. If you like what you hear, support the artists involved.