Some covers for Sunday night


Yup, a quick fun post of cover versions…

First up, posted these before but two great and very different versions of one of the best songs of the decade:

Manic Street Preachers -‘Umbrella.’ mp3

Biffy Clyro -‘Umbrella.’ mp3

Meanwhile…I posted Voxtrot’s cover version of ‘Love Vigilantes’ by New Order a couple of weeks ago; here are two other takes:

Hungry Lucy -‘Love Vigilantes (New Order cover).’ mp3

Laura Cantrell -‘Love Vigilantes (New Order cover).’ mp3

And almost New Order…three takes on foreerunner Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ by two different acts…

Susanna and the Magical Orchestra -‘Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover).’ mp3

Swans -‘Love Will Tear Us Apart (Jarboe vocal).’ mp3

Swans -‘Love Will Tear Us Apart (Gira vocal).’ mp3

Finally, let’s finish off with some Kate Bush covers…

Placebo -‘Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush cover).’ mp3

Swimmer One -‘Cloudbusting (Kate Bush cover).’ mp3

The Futureheads -‘The Hounds Of Love (Kate Bush cover).’ mp3

China Drum -‘Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush cover).’ mp3

One of my favourite cover versions at the moment is X-Lion Tamer’s take on ‘Tugboat’ by Galaxie 500, available from all good download stores now…

Love Vigilantes Part 2 and Such Great heights

This post is due thanks to one of my readers Adam, who had promised to send me some covers in response to the one I had put up of ‘Love Vigilantes’ being done by Laura Cantrell. So…

first up, Voxtrot and Hungry Lucy’s very different takes on ‘the aforementioned ‘Love Vigilantes’:

Voxtrot -‘Love Vigilantes.’ mp3

Hungry Lucy -‘Love Vigilantes.’ mp3

He also sent me Jenny Lewis doing a live version of the Postal Service’s ‘Such Great Heights’, so I will post that, and just in case no-one has heard it, Iron and Wine’s take on the same song:

Jenny Lewis -‘Such Great Heights.’ mp3

Iron and Wine -‘Such Great Heights.’ mp3

Hope everyone’s having a good weekend. Went to see Future Of the Left in Glasgow at the Captain’s Rest on Friday night, which was very good, so a review will be here shortly.