Just as it says on the tin…
Was never into boy bands of the nineties, just represented everything I couldn’t stand then or now…so what was it about this tune?
Wedding Present – Back For Good.’ mp3 (Take That cover, obviously)
The Breeders cover of The Who’s So Sad About Us may well have been a dig at the fact that the Pixies (this was 1992) were about to call it a day for a decade, as it were.
The Breeders -‘So Sad About Us.’ mp3 (The Who cover)
I’m not sure where I picked up this mp3, but it’s a Pavement song done by Cat Power. Hooray!
Cat Power -‘We Dance.’ mp3(Pavement cover)
The Pet Shop Boys are geniuses. Carter USM knew this too:
Carter USM -‘Rent.’ mp3 (Pet Shop Boys cover)
Is the original artist or the cover the guiltier pleasure here? Discuss…Oh, and if anyone can send me the cover of Hot Chocolate’s Emma done by The Sisters Of Mercy (yes, you DID read that correctly), the address is on the top right hand side of this blog).
Cud -‘You Sexy Thing.’ mp3 (Hot Chocolate cover)
And finally, something completely different…
Grace Jones -‘La Vie En Rose.’ mp3 (Edith Piaf cover) (and yes, that’s Grace Jones at the top)
See you tomorrow…
UPDATE: thanks to all the readers who sent me the Sisters of Mercy’s cover of Emma, especially Craig who sent it to be three times. Here it is:
Sisters Of Mercy -‘Emma.’ mp3(Hot Chocolate cover)
…and in the unlikely event that anyone can help with sourcing a copy of the Sisters of Mercy playing ‘He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands’ (someone I knew had this years ago on a cassette, supposedly from the 1987 Glastonbury festival but I could have misunderstood that) please let me know.