Various – Under The Covers – Other People Sing Other Peoples Songs
Label: WEA International Inc.
Catalog#: WX 146
Format: Vinyl, LP PROMO (Has the promo stamp at the top right corner of the back cover. Check the photo provided).
Style:Pop Rock, Indie Rock
A1 Simply Red – Moneys Too Tight (To Mention)
Producer – Stewart Levine originally performed by the Valentine Brothers, 1973
A2 The Pretenders – Watch Gonna Do About It
Remix – Bob Clearmountain originally performed by Small Faces, 1965. Originally recorded by the Pretenders for Flexipop Magazine, London 1980.
—– Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols guitarist) joins The Pretenders on stage for a great version of “what you gonna do about it?” : www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JM0Wf297mo
A3 The Associates – Love Hangover
Producer – Mark Arthurworrey. originally performed by Diana Ross, 1976
A4 Strawberry Switchblade – Jolene
Producer – Clive Langer , Colin Fairley originally performed by Dolly Parton, 1976
A5 Brilliant – Its A Mans Mans Mans World
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman originally performed by James Brown, 1966
A6 Stan Campbell – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Producer – Betsy Cook originally performed by the Animals, 1963
B1 Echo & The Bunnymen – People Are Strange
Producer – Ray Manzarek originally performed by The Doors, 1967. From the Warner Bros. Motion Picture “The Lost Boys”.
B2 Jesus & Mary Chain – Surfin’ USA (April Out-Take)
Co-producer – John Loder Producer – William Reid
originally performed by the Beach Boys, 1967
B3 We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It – Spirit In The Sky
Producer – Robert Lloyd originally performed by Norman Greenbaum, 1970
B4 Everything But The Girl – Alfie
Producer – Ben Watt originally performed by Cilla Black, 1966
B5 Mathilde Santing – Love Of The Common Man
Producer – Hal Willner originally performed by Todd Rundgren, 1976
B6 Aztec Camera – Jump
originally performed by Van Halen, 1984
Aztec Camera – Jump (Originally recorded by Van Halen)
The perfect example of how it’s a song arrangement that creates a vibe, even more than the tune itself. Scottish new wave outfit Aztec Camera took Van Halen’s 1984 party rock anthem and, just six months after the original, turned it into what at first seems a gentle, acoustically-driven piece of inconsequential fluff. Around the 3.30 mark, however, the band start to rev up and a somewhat odd, ham-fisted extended guitar workout takes over for a couple of minutes. File under schizophrenic.
Associates – Love Hangover:
This song was released as a single by the Associates, a British New-wave band. It reached #21 on the UK chart in 1982.
Love Diana Ross’ original version but also like this (unbelievable vocal acrobatics!). Diana Rosss version is sexy but this is pure sex. Cool New Wave take on a Disco classic. ?
Strawberry Switchblade – Jolene
‘Jolene’ was the 5th and final UK single from Strawberry Switchblade, their goth HiNRG take on Dolly Partons famous song.
The single reached #53 in the UK Top 100 and then Jill and Rose disbanded the group.
Amazingly, Strawberry Switchblade still have a massive following and Rose McDowell occasionally performs some of the old hits in her live sets.
Brilliant – Its a Mans Mans Mans World
Brilliant Its a Mans Mans Mans World. 1985 cover version of this James Brown track, charting at #58 in the UK in November 1985, #36 in the Netherlands in January 1986, and #26 in Belgium in January 1986. From the album ‘Kiss the Lips of Life’, this track was produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman. Brilliant contained Martin Glover (Youth) and Jimmy Cauty (who would later form half of The KLF), and vocalist June Montana.
Echo & The Bunnymen – People Are Strange
Starting Thursday with The Lost Boys soundtrack, from a time where vampires in films were actually bad ass
Jesus & Mary Chain – Surfin’ USA (April Out-Take)
Fuzzbox on Whistle Test – Spirit in the Sky
Fuzzbox Spirit In The Sky B-side comes from the 12″ single Love Is The Slug, and this version is extremely rare. Very hard finding this anywhere except vinyl. Yes, great tune.
Everything But The Girl – Alfie
Alfie appears on the album Like the Deserts Miss the Rain (bonus disc) and this compilation ONLY.
Mathilde Santing – Love Of The Common Man
Taken from “Under the covers – other people sing other peoples’ songs” (exclusive song).