Well, I know these have been posted before, but I figure that you might like to hear these if you haven’t before…
First up, my support of Lightspeed Champion this year annoyed a few folks, but I stand by it, especially when he does covers as good as these…
Lightspeed Champion -Back To Black (Amy Winehouse cover).’ mp3
Lightspeed Champion -‘Xanadu (Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra cover).’ mp3
Endearingly shambolic, and a wonderful version:
Raincoats -‘Lola (The Kinks cover).’ mp3
I was passed this cover by the record company, proof that some record companies areaware of the support provided by blogs.
Alabama 3 -‘Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover).’ mp3
Another cover of a post-punk era song:
Belle and Sebastian -‘Final Day (Young Marble Giants cover).’ mp3
I spent ages trying to track this down. Cheers to Steve at Teenage Kicks, hope your blog is up and running again soon, mate!
Cud -‘You Sexy Thing (Hot Chocolate cover).’ mp3
Proof that great songs DO get to no.1, Rihanna’s Umbrella topped the UK charts last year for ten weeks, spawning these two covers. If anyone has an mp3 of her collaborating with the Klaxons doing a mash-up of ‘Umbrella’ and ‘Golden Skans’ please email me and I will post it here.
Biffy Clyro -‘Umbrella (Rihanna cover).’ mp3
Manic Street Preachers -‘Umbrella (Rihanna cover).’ mp3
The greatest ever Scots band take on one of America’s greatest bands, and do them justice.
Delgados -‘California Uber Alles (Dead Kennedys cover).’ mp3
There are apparently folk who do not like this cover. They are idiots. That is a fact, not an opinion:
Slits -‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine(Marvin Gaye cover).’ mp3