After two gnarly covers of Kate Bush songs, it’s time to go back to something more conventional, and because I’ve just had those two gnarly covers, I could muster the patience to listen to this from beginning to end. I still don’t like it much. The singing is mannered and the piano player has no […]
While we’re on the subject of fucked up covers, this industrial version of ‘Experiment IV’ by Seven Graylands actually sounds like the sound that could kill someone from a distance. The barking/growling, a-melodious vocals appear to be cut and pasted together and all the instrumental sounds are harsh and edgy. A huge change from Kate’s […]
Railcars, “Cloudbusting (Kate Bush Cover)” by The FADER The Kate Bush covers keep on coming! I was going to feature Charlotte Church’s version of “The Man With The Child In His Eyes” but when I listened to it the other day, I found it very uninteresting. Not so with this version of ‘Cloudbusting’! It’s not […]
Now this is a lot more interesting! The intro of Danni Green’s version of ‘The Man With The Child In His Eyes’ suggests that it is about to explode into a light techno version, perhaps similar to Opus III’s cover of King Crimson’s ‘I Talk To The Wind’ (which I haven’t heard in ages, by […]
It’s “Army Dreamers” again! This is what, the fourth version that I’ve featured? Plus at least one artist who was featured previously has done this song as well. I’m really surprised by that. From an EP released in 2010, Mary Dillon puts in an outstanding vocal performance, with what is otherwise another straight reading of […]
I would like to thank my two years younger self for writing such clear instructions on how to install PNGOut on a Mac. My command-line skills, such as they were, have become extremely rusty, but when I needed to install PNGout again, I went from downloading the program to getting the first output written to […]
I thought I had already featured this version of “Running Up That Hill” by American Darkwave/Gothic duo Faith and The Muse, because the name rang a bell. But apparently not. I like the drum parts on this one; other than that it’s not that distinctive.
An industrial/Darkwave cover by German band Tilt. From 1990, making this one of the earliest covers so far. Interesting, though perhaps a little too long.
Our first song from The Red Shoes is a techno version of “And So Is Love” by Dutch group (not actually an individual as is implied by the “Mr. A Balladeer” designation on YouTube) A Balladeer. I was actually familiar with them; I have exactly one song from a Plato sampler collection on my iPod. […]
It’s… a transatlantic collaboration over the internet, performed live before the camera. And it’s really good. That’s pretty much all you need to know. Well, that and that the duo have a whole playlist of Kate Bush covers they did together. At the end of each video, the guitar part is repeated without the vocals […]