It’s Sunday – and time for some more covers!
First up, these three came with a free CD with Q magazine last year. The Futureheads track was recorded exclusively for Q; the Camera Obscura and Placebo tracks had been available commercially. Try ebay or iTunes.
Camera Obscura -‘Modern Girl (Sheena Easton cover).’ mp3
Placebo -‘Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush cover).’ mp3
The Futureheads -‘Let’s Dance (David Bowie cover).’ mp3
These next three tracks all appear on a compilation called ‘If I Were A Carpenter‘ whihc was a tribute album, not to Tim Hardin but to The Carpenters. These are my favourite three tracks off the album.
Sonic Youth -‘Superstar (Carpenters cover).’ mp3
Shonen Knife -‘Top Of The World (Carpenters cover).’ mp3
Bettie Serveert -‘For All We Know (Carpenters cover).’ mp3
This track appears on the Raincoats’ debut album, the sleevenotes for which were written by none other than Kurt Cobain. It also later turned up on the rather fine Rough Trade Shops Post-Punk 1 compilation. On the latter album, the sleevenotes (this time not by Kurt Cobain) note that one of the 100% endearing things about this version of The Kinks’ classic is that it sounds like it is about to fall apart any second.
The Raincoats -‘Lola (Kinks cover).’ mp3
Finally, this cover of Gerry Rafferty’s most famous song (though Stuck In The Middle With You probably is very close, thanks to its inclusion in Reservoir Dogs) was originally recorded for a compilation for EMI, and then turned up as one of the extra tracks on the ‘My Hero’ CD single.
Foo Fighters -‘Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty cover).’ mp3
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