Two Eighties-related cover versions today, involving two of 17 Seconds’ three favourite acts of all time.
First up, following on from the North-East of England producing great cover versions of Kate Bush songs, Slug unveils a take on ‘The Big Sky,’ originally found on the legendary The Hounds Of Love LP and a single in 1986. [Those other North-East cover versions are, of cource, China Drum doing ‘Wuthering Heights’ and The Futureheads doing ‘The Hounds Of Love.’
In a not dissimilar vein, Desert Sound Colony take on David Bowie’s ‘Fashion’ and produce something that’s both dancefloor and chilled at the same time. ‘Fashion‘ originally appeared on Bowie’s Scary Monsters album, yet this version owes far more to the Berlin trilogy and Bowie’s great lost single ‘Loving The Alien.’