Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A few covers for you

Next week, 17 Seconds will celebrate its' second birthday, which is something I will be celebrating. However, it is also mine and Mrs. 17 Seconds' first wedding anniversary -and no, marrying was not something we did to mark the first anniversary.

As well as pushing much new stuff at readers, I've also enjoyed posting cover versions on here. These have varied from the painfully obvious to the almost violently obscure. So, proud of the fact that this blog has managed to last this far, I will repost a few here:

First up, the 1984 4AD album It'll End In Tears, put out by label founder Ivo Watts-Russell as This Mortal Coil, had some classic cover versions that became known as songs in their own right.

This Mortal Coil - 'Song To The Siren (Tim Buckley cover).' mp3

This Mortal Coil - 'Another Day (Roy Harper cover).' mp3

This Mortal Coil - 'Kangaroo (Big Star cover).' mp3

The Sisters of Mercy have done two different versions of Hot Chocolate's song 'Emma.' The first was a Peel session from 1984, the second appeared on rei-issued versions of their second album from 1987, Floodland, which was one of my introdutions to Goth, not that I knew that word as a ten year old, mind...

Sisters of Mercy -'Emma (Peel session version).' mp3

Sisters of Mercy -'Emma.' mp3

The Wedding Present have done some good cover versions over the years, including Orange Juice's 'Felicity,' Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel's 'Come Up snd See Me (Make Me Smile), and a dozen that were the b-sides to their a single a month run back in 1992. This was recorded for 6Music, I believe, the only Take That song I'd want to let near my blog:

Wedding Present - 'Back For Good (Take That cover).' mp3

The Breeders rock utterly, and apparntly their debut Pod contained this excellent cover of a Beatles' number:

The Breeders -'Happiness Is A Warm Gun (The Beatles cover).' mp3

There may well be more to follow, so keep your eyes peeled...



SW said...

Ive been hunting all over Edinburgh for Breeders debut,Pod.But still no luck which is terrible since it was recorded here!Ah well hope you have good holiday.

Lauren said...

hi! I know it's a bit late, but about a year ago you posted this great cover of "You Shook Me All Night Long" by Arab Strap that i LOVE but can't find anywhere to download. could you post that again?

Ed said...

SW - are you looking for a recording or an original?

Lauren -happy to post again sometime. Glad you like it.


SW said...

Just the album not on vinyl or that just any form of it but no luck.Any ideas where to try? HMV just sent me to the heavy metal section - i dont know why?! Thanks.

Ed said...

Can do you a copy of it, notice it's not on emusic, is it on iTunes?

Otherwise can copy the vinyl version and get it to you.


SW said...

That would be very nice of you,if you would want to. Its on iTunes but i cant buy stuff from there.Dont rush or that and thank you!

Kippers said...

Happy anniversaries! :)

Ed said...

SW -watch this space

Kippers -thank you, kind sir, on both counts!