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Sun City Girls – Tell Me Something Good

Wanna hear a raucous, absurd Rock cover of a Rufus and Chaka Khan song? Well look no further than this cover from Sun City Girls 1986 LP/Cassette ‘Midnight Cowboys From Ipanema’.


Blixa Bargeld – Soul Desert

Wonderful cover of the 1970 Can song that the Neubauten frontman and Bad Seeds guitarist released in 1999 on the compliation ‘Pop 2000 / Das Gibt’s Nur Einmal’.

ANBB – I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground (Extended)

Blixa approximates some old timey song whilst Alva Noto send glitches that disrupt your brainwaves; like seeing the world moving in snapshots.This is ANBB and their 2010 album ‘Mimikry’. The original recording by Bascom Lamar Lunsford is likely to get posted in the near future.

Einstürzende Neubauten – Morning Dew

A stunning cover of a folk song originally written and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Bonnie Dobson. The track has been covered by a number of artists such as Lee Hazlewood, Devo, Nazareth; among many, many others. The most famous was perhaps the Grateful Dead. However, the most effective is probably this version from ‘Fünf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala’.

The Fall – Lost In Music

Sister Sledge get Smitherised in this cover from 1993’s ‘The Infotainment Scan’.

Devo – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [Live on SNL 1978]

Possibly the best live rendition available of Devo’s vast improvement of the Stones dirge. Just watching these guys keep up the jerky, devolved dancing style defies belief; especially marrying this with the expertly executed music, lopsided rhythm and all. A band who were no shirkers when it came to rehearsing, Devo were a real class act.

The Raincoats – Lola

The raincoats cover ‘Lola’ by The Kinks in the style of Cavewomen; from their self-titled 1979 debut album.

Butthole Surfers – Sweat Loaf

It’s probably safe to say that everyone can remember the first time they saw the moniker of this Texan band. The sound of their music lived up to the lurid name; with the outfit delivering fratboy Psychedelia that was raw, funny, juvenile, slapstick, and usually quite frightening.
Here they opened their ‘Locust Abortion Technician’ (1986) album with an irreverent cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Sweet Leaf’. The intro to this track became famous in itself, and was sampled by Orbital on their track ‘Satan’, which, if I’m honest, doesn’t stand the test of time and sounds as awful as something that the Chemical Brothers would have produced. This track on the other hand, still does it. Raw, raucous, blood-splattered Rawk peppered with maniacal vocals courtesy of “Gibbytronix”; interspersed with sections of blissful, psychedelia that propels you among the clouds, before the next descend into loony toon hell.

Ectogram – Excerpt From The Faust Tapes

Welsh Post-Rock act giving us some Faust from their 1995 EP ‘Spoonicon’. This was back before we knew this ‘excerpt’ was called ‘J’ai Mal Aux Dents’.

Great cover.

The Gories – Ghost Rider

Detroit Garage Punk band The Gories give us a cover of Suicide’s classic track ‘Ghost Rider’. This can be found on the band’s 1994 compilation “I Know You Be Houserockin'”

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