As much as I love a good original song, I also really love to hear how a band reinvents someone else’s music. Here are my picks for the top ten covers (by bands that I like of course)…feel free to add. Also anyone know who originally did “Jet Boy Jet Girl” –conflicting results say Chron Gen or The Damned.
1. Honky Tonk Women (Pogues cover of The Rolling Stones)
2. Head On (Pixies cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain)
3. This Town Isn’t Big Enough (Siouxsie and the Banshees cover of Sparks)
4. Picture Book (Yo La Tengo cover of The Kinks–heard in concert. I’d love to get a copy of this.)
5. Victoria (The Fall cover of The Kinks)
6. Down in the Park (Marilyn Manson cover of Gary Numan)
7. Hounds of Love (The Futureheads cover of Kate Bush)
8. Alone Again Or (The Damned cover of Love)
9. Perfect Day (Duran Duran (yeah really) cover of Lou Reed
10. All Tomorrow’s Parties (Japan cover of The Velvet Underground)
*My apologies if any of these are incorrect–I have had a whole lot of coffee.