Well, yesterday’s covers post seemed to have been a hit and I thought I’d repost some tracks I’d been asked to, as well as a few I haven’t posted here before.
Belle and Sebastian -‘Final Day (Young Marble Giants).’ mp3
Jeff Buckley -‘Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen cover).’ mp3
Breeders -‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun (The Beatles cover).’ mp3
CSS – ‘One Way Or Another (Blondie cover).’ mp3
Pop Will Eat Itself -‘Games Without Frontiers (Peter Gabriel cover).’ mp3
Sia -‘I Go To Sleep (The Kinks cover).’ mp3
Raincoats -‘Lola (The Kinks cover).’ mp3
Slits -‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye cover).’
Schneider TM -‘The Light 3000 (cover of The Smiths There Is A Light That Never Goes Out).’ mp3
This Mortal Coil -‘Song To the Siren (Tim Buckley cover).’ mp3
For what it’s worth, I genuinely hold The Slits, Schneider TM, The Raincoats, This Mortal Coil and Jeff Buckley to be amongst the finest cover versions ever done. In the unlikely event of any list of best ever cover versions NOT including these, I think I would have to have a word. They reinvent the songs concerned, and that’s what a cover version should do.