Cover us in glory

Cover us in glory


Another of my favourite covers from the seventies is Lene Lovich’s version of The Night, originally recorded by The Four Seasons




Goatster, are we the same person?

I’ll raise you this, which I expect might also raise something in Flyd Owl.




As someone who finds perfect music in a single human with a message and a wooden, acoustic guitar, I lament the addition of instruments, musicians and electricity.

I therefore find myself at the opposite end of the musical spectrum from Metal (Heavy or otherwise). If you’re a fan of that type of music, you are wrong. Harsh, but true.

However, I’ve got the perfect cover album to bridge the musical gap between us. It’s called What’s Next to the Moon? by Mark Kozelek. Kozelek was the lead singer of the grammatically ambiguous Red House Painters - who I also have a soft spot for.

The album is a series of reimaginings (sorry) of early AC-DC songs with a folky feel. I love it. I’m afraid I don’t even know the originals, so I’d love to know how any AC-DC fans feel about them. Horrified I would imagine.

Here’s a selection…


In another era I had hair (dyed burgundy), wore leg warmers, and listened to stuff like this…


So here’s a relatively new one to me.

Long story, well a story that spans a long period of time anyway. My memory is a bit sketchy as my synapses had cider in them at the time, but a few months before Arthur Lee died, a mate and I went to see him at The Brook. He was the frontman of the band Love. I didn’t know much about him/them before going, but my mate (who is older) was a massive fan. Anyway, it was a great night and even though he was getting on, he put on a great show.

Fast forward to last month and me and the same mate are at a Calexico gig in London and as part of the encore, they played this.

A cover of Love’s Alone again, or…

Was almost spiritually good.


Pretty sure we must be related bletch.


I think this is probably wrong but always preferred this to the real deal.


Originally posted by @Bearsy






Some strong choices in here f’sure. I’ll have some fun with this when I have real internet again.


This is a Bragg cover of Tim Buckley’s Dolphins - which in turn was a version of Fred Neil’s work.

If you don’t get Bragg this will be shite, and perhaps it is, but at the time it showed a softer side of Bill’s work.


Bletch, you were spot on regarding my liking of Nick Cave - I knew my Wild Roses reference wouldn’t have missed. Johnny Cash’s take on The Mercy Seat is excellent, come to that. Anyway, Cave recorded a whole LP of covers way, way back; his version of this song, originally by the late, great Alex Harvey, is fabulous.


I love this - a Cajunised version of a Chuck Berry song. Get that accordian - yeah!


Two covers of the same song, by the same singer…

On the first, from 1974 (I think), Cale imbues the song with an air of terror and even menace. For a solo live performance he turns it into one of the bleakest songs imaginable.