G-Man Playlist of the Day : Covers Special

I was speaking or, to be more accurate, facebooking a friend of mine yesterday and we were speaking of Counting Crows playing the O2 last Friday. A former fan, the last straw being that horrible cover of Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi, but not usually a fan of cover songs released on albums in general my little brain began to compile my own list of favourite cover songs from over the years.

I intentionally attempted to side-step the usual Hallelujahs etc but some are are just to damn good to leave out. As it is a special I decided to go with 20 tracks on this playlist so happy listening....


  1. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
    Police & Thieves - The Clash
    I Fought The Law - The Clash
    Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
    Hazy Shade Of Winter - The Bangles
    Dear Prudence - Siouxsie & the Banshees
    Black Steel - Tricky
    Hurt - Johnny Cash
    Sorrow - David Bowie
    These Boots Are Made For Walking - Megadeth
    Dancin in The Streets - Bowie/Jagger
    You Really Got Me- Van Halen
    With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
    Stone Cold Crazy - Metallica

  2. good stuff Coz.

    Dear Prudence is a really nice version actually. i tried to stay away from a number of the well known ones like cash/bowie & jagger/clash/cocker etc but now i feel like adding them all in!!!


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