YouTube music ramblings

Covers of this seem to abound - which given its origins and intent is pretty bizarre! Evidently trying to add a bit of edge to acts like dear ol’ Suzi and [e.g.] Duran Duran as they slid from relevance…
Only vaguely credible cover I’ve heard was Grace Jones’, and it’s still a bit crap…

Love this track

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Another warm leatherette cover
No idea why it’s been covered so much.

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J.G.Ballard Crash vibe? Desire to appear edgy? Always felt Hoodlum Scientists an ideal band name for those tired of mining the works of William S. Burroughs.

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Fabulous live version.

Donny Hathaway ‘The Ghetto’ live 1970

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I’ve never heard this version before.

The tracking in the video is a bit off but it doesn’t detract from just how good it is I think

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Nice interview. Buck’s suede jacket is lush:

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Love this cover of one of my all time favourite songs.

This is… interesting.

Vocal grates on first hearing, then sounds great after three plays.

Suburban Lawns, with their song ‘Janitor’. Demme produced one of their videos.

Nico on speed backed by the Undertones :grinning:

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Quite like that.