As a child albums of cover versions were normal before the Now That’s What I Call Music! series came along and changed everything.
Loads of these albums were sold in Woolworths and despite the awful music sold well, maybe the Dads bought them for the sleeve! Cover versions don’t have to be rubbish and this show gathers together a selection of pretty great ones.
Tracks played on the show are below, the original artists is in brackets.
The Jesus & Mary Chain – Vegetable Man (Syd Barrett)
Slowdive – Golden Hair (Syd Barrett)
Ulrich Schnauss – Crazy For You (Slowdive)
Galaxie 500 – Don’t Let Your Youth Go to Waste (The Modern Lovers)
Low – Lord Can You Hear Me (Spacemen 3)
Spacemen 3 – When Tomorrow Hits (Mudhoney)
Pale Saints – Kinky Love (Nancy Sinatra)
Ride – Sight of You (Pale Saints)
Lush – Sunday Girl (Blondie)
Pixies – Head On (The Jesus & Mary Chain)
Chapterhouse – It Won’t Be Wrong (The Byrds)
The Telescopes – Candy Says (The Velvet Underground)
Thee Hypnotics – Can You See Me (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Spiritualized – Anyway That You Want Me (The Troggs)