Electronic J-Pop with 1960s-era honey-dripping French vocal stylings? Don't mind if I do.
I've been aware of Shivaree for a while now, but man, did their presence on the Kill Bill Vol. 2 soundtrack give them a real boost or what? Good for them. Any band who covers this track is at least a little okay in my book.
I want more hard-rocking, guttural Japanese goddesses to cover songs like this.
The band McCarthy was but a blip on my radar during its heyday in the mid to late '80s, but I liked this cover enough to reinvestigate them. Jangly and fun. Check 'em out.
I know I've been Iggy-heavy lately, but I suspect you love it.
WFMU says the liner notes of this one refer to Ong as "Singapore's answer to Trini Lopez." Did any one ever ask? Whatever. I'm always down for 1960s Asian fuzz rock.
Dear Sufjan: Marry me. Or just meet me for coffee. Or something.
I'm shocked by how much I like this.
Before "Fade to Grey" [see above] became their biggest hit, Visage released this cover as their first single. Oh, new wave! If only it would make a comeback...
This is the worst GBV cover I've ever heard. And that's saying something.