Saturday, March 04, 2006

Top 10 Bizarro Cover Versions

Inspired by a discussion on the 2000 AD message board, here's my Top 10 Bizarro Cover Versions for today, in no particular order. You can hear previews of them all on iTunes's UK store and, I guess, most other iTunes stores globally.

Trust In Me (from The Jungle Book) by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Don't Stop Moving by The Beautiful South
Hurt by Johnny Cash
Guns of Brixton by Nouvelle Vague
No Surprises by The Section Quarter
Sexual Healing by Kate Bush
Creep by Scala
Easy by Faith No More
That's Entertainment by Morrissey
Bare Necessities by Michelle Shocked

So, what's your favourite [but somewhat unlikely] cover versions?


Paul Crilley said...

hurt, by Cash is effing genius. You can hear the pain in his voice when he sings it.

Will said...

There are a few Carter USM covers I like, including Trouble, by Shampoo, Rent, by the Pet Shop Boys, and This Is How It Feels, by Inspiral Carpets.

David Bishop said...

Carter's take on Down in the Tube Station at Midnight is another favourite. As for Rent, I heart the Liza Minelli version that turns hi energy into torch song turmoil.

Matthew Cochrane said...

I have trouble resisting music lists... again, in no particular order:

1 Giant Leap – Memories Of A Free Festival
Mike Oldfield – I Got Rhythm
Goldfrapp – U.K Girls (Phyiscal)
Kate Rogers – Bigmouth Strikes Again
t.A.T.u – How Soon Is Now?
Sting & The Chieftains – Sisters Of Mercy
Sarah McLachlan – Blue
Alicia Keys & Bono – Don't Give Up
The Divine Comedy – I've Been To A Marvellous Party
The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain – Le Freak