THE place to get a weird and wonderful set of eclectic covers is the marvelous Copy, Right - and there's no way I can top that site...:) But i can post a few of my favourite recent cover versions from the frankly quite lovely Jo Wileys live lounge on BBC Radio One... Enjoy peeps!
Arctic Monkeys - Love Machine (girls aloud cover)
~ there is something insanely brilliant about this cover and just goes to show what an amazing pop tune it is. And while we're on the subject, i totally think that we have PopBoy to thank for the Sugababes covering I Bet That You Look Good...
William Young - Don't Cha (Pussyflap trolls cover)
~ I really wanted to not like the PCD song but it slowly insinuated itself into my brain. Damn it! But Williams version is ever so jazz tinged and lovely. I'm on cloud 8 every time i listen to it (cloud 9 was full)
Kaiser Chiefs - What Time Is Love (klf cover)
~ the jury is out on whether this is a pile of old wet knickers or postmodern comment on the electro trash brilliance of the new millenium. What do you think??
Franz Ferdinand - What You Waiting For (gwen stefani cover)
~ Aaah Gwenners. Definitely picked the weakest songs on her album - bar this one - as singles. Its what i call the Hilary Duff syndrome. Still this was phantasmagorical track and this FF version rocks 1000 times harder than it has any right to :)
Check back later today and tomorrow for a review of The Modern live at Birmingham Academy and my take on this weeks new releases...