Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

More Cool Covers

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

More Cool Covers

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NOUVELLE VAGUE Nouvelle Vague (Peacefrog, 2004) The shock value of the French band's debut has been softened by its ubiquity in hotel lobbies the world over. Still, the idea of remoulding classic punk and post-punk (Love Will Tear Us Apart, Teenage Kicks, etc) in sunny bossanova style remains a brilliant one that has sustained a long career.

VARIOUS Tom Middleton Presents Crazy Covers Vols 1/2 (UMTV, 2005/2007) The mother lode of unlikely cover versions arrives on these two double albums compiled by dance DJ and producer Middleton. You may not have realised how much you need a frantic Latino take on Michael Jackson's Beat It by Senor Coconut, or Hard N'Phirm's country Radiohead medley Rodeohead -- until you hear them.

EASY STAR ALL-STARS Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star, 2002) A skanking take on Pink Floyd's classic album, complete with smoking noises instead of the cash register on Money. The same band have also done full reggae versions of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and OK Computer. …

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