Well, I have been away for a few days with Mrs. 17 Seconds, but the cats and the flat have been looked after well by our friend Ken whilst we were off in Italy. Edinburgh seems rather grey and overcast after the delights of Tuscany.
Anyway, how’s about some covers for Sunday, then?
First up, a trio of delights from Placebo:
Placebo -’20th Century Boy (T.Rex cover).’ mp3
Placebo -‘Holocaust (Bog Star cover).’ mp3
Placebo -‘Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Smiths cover).’ mp3
This is a cover of a Leonard Cohen song from his I’m Your Man album, by the Jesus and Mary Chain, which as well as being a b-side (1990’s Rollercoaster EP) was on the Leonard Cohen tribute album I’m Your Fan.
Jesus And Mary Chain -‘Tower Of Song (Leonard Cohen cover).’ mp3
The Strokes may have claimed ignorance of Television, Tori Amos apparently surprised at comparisons to Kate Bush, but at least the Manic Street Preachers never denied the obvious impact The Clash had on them:
Manic Street Preachers -‘Train In Vain (The Clash cover).’ mp3
Can you ever have too many Beatles covers? Er, well, depends as if they are as good as this…
Gene -‘Don’t Let Me Down (The Beatles cover).’ mp3
Finally, this has become quite a legendary cover, but why not, eh?
Belly -‘Trust In Me (cover from The Jungle Book).’ mp3
Enjoy. As always, if you like what you hear, support the artists involved.
I Should be posting more regularly now I’m back, though hibernating seems like an appealing option right now…