I think this is a "totally love" or "totally hate" it track, and I'm in the former category. I'm a huge Bacharach fan, but must admit that even some of my favorite Bacharach covers are terribly run-of-the-mill. The last thing I'd expect to hear in a DYKTWTSJ cover is a lick from My Bloody Valentine's "I Only Said," and I approve.
I've been in a strange '70s folk phase lately, and this is a product of that.
There are so many covers of this out there and I've posted a few. This isn't my favorite of the lotthat honor belongs to Hi-Posi's version (I know I don't often repost songs, but what the heck?)but it's a bouncy little novelty.
The other day a thought popped in my head: I used to be mildly obsessed with Built to Spill yet couldn't remember the last time I listened to anything by them. Granted, I was jonesing for their non-cover work, but I still thought I'd share a cover today.
I bought a used copy of Fun Boy Three's first LP and haven't been able to get this song out of my head since. But it's better than other recent earworms of mine. (See below.)
One of my most-hated hits of the '90s. I can almost listen to it now without retching. This version annoys me far less, but it still gets the grating original suck in my head.
I shared a video of this the other day, and a few readers have clamored for an MP3 version. This is not from the same performance as that in the video, but I hope it will suffice. BTW: I think you should buy Grizzly Bear's album because it's brilliant.
A weird kismet hit the other day when reader Lyss sent me an e-mail pointing me to this track on Jesper's MySpace a mere hour or two after I'd downloaded it somewhere else. And there are few things I like more than a good sexy R&B jam in acoustic cover form by someone from Scandinavia.
An innocuous cover of an innocuous song. Why not?
I might like this more than the White Stripes version, and for a completely different reason.
Nothing much to say here except I like Teenage Fanclub and I like this song.
Not that I expected much from the guys who brought us "Rumors," but I'm surprised at how bland this is.