Category Archives: covers

Lazy Week pt 4

Up until a couple of years ago I was under the impression that today’s track was a Cramps original. With a title like Goo Goo Muck, I thought that it had to come from the demented minds of Lux and … Continue reading

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Lazy Week pt3

The Fall have picked some songs to cover which at first glance induce a shudder of absolute incredulity, for example Black Night by Deep Purple, sometimes they work wonderfully as in the sublime cover of Lost In Music at other … Continue reading

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Lazy Week pt 2

Well at least the performance review is over for another 6 months. I have no idea whether I am where I should be or not and anyway it’s all arbitrary as there is a curve to follow and we can’t … Continue reading

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Lazy Week pt 1

Right, I have a really shit week ahead. End of year review today and three days in the smoke to look forward to. So I have decided to do a week of original songs that were either covered by the … Continue reading

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Crimson & Clover

Prince’s version of this came on the mp3 player on Thursday during my long journey up the road from Nottingham when I rashly opted to drive rather than wait the three hours for my flight home. I think that Joan … Continue reading

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I Got A Letter From The Government The Other Day.

Before I heard Tricky’s interpretation of Black Steel if I had read anywhere that somebody was tackling covering Public Enemy I would have thought that they were mad and would have been confident that the results would have been pretty … Continue reading

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Possibly My Favourite Cover Ever

One of my favourite songs covered by one of my favourite voices. A match made in heaven. Lone Justice – Sweet Jane

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"If You’re Gonna Play It Out Of Tune, Play It Out Of Tune Properly" pt 8

Right, I think that Ctel has had a long enough respite from the joyous racket that is The Fall, the greatest band in the world! Time to get back to the series that introduces you to the delights of  Mark … Continue reading

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Covers Week, Day 8?

I know on the last post I said that that was the covers finished but I played this last Thurday night and thought that it should be included. I’ve not really kept up with REM since the early nineties, the … Continue reading

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Covers Week, Day 7

Let’s go full circle and finish with another cover version of a classic Springsteen song which will be equally as frowned upon as the Airborne Toxic Event’s verion of I’m On Fire. The first time I heard Frankie Goes To … Continue reading

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