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Wednesday
Jan202010

What track would you like to hear me cover?

I've been told by the label that I'm now working with that they'd quite like me to do an 'interesting cover' as a B-side for the first single.

As with much else about this record, I thought I'd invite suggestions from my little band of "fans" (apologies for the inverted commas...but I still feel slightly uncomfortable calling you that!).

So is there a track you'd particularly like to see (or more appropriately, hear) me do? It could be by any band or artist, from the Pussycat Dolls to Pink Floyd. I think the idea is that it should be a bit off-beat or quirky - but I'll consider anything (except James Blunt tracks - they really are terrible).

So please post a comment below with your suggestions - I'm pretty stumped for ideas I must admit. If I end up covering your suggested track, I'll send you a signed, framed copy of the single. Cheers!

 

Reader Comments (18)

I Won't Stand In Your Way - Stray Cats

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Sexy Sadie by The Beatles

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Anything by Tom Petty dude! I wont back down is probably the best, but one of the earlier ones like Breakdown/American Girl would be quirkier.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark

It's a bit different but 'Falling Away With You' by Muse.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Nick Drake - One of these things first
The La's - I.O.U
The Beach Boys - Heroes and villains
The Zombies - She's not there
Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb

just a few random ideas

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharles

Sparks - At Home At Work At Play
Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar
Smashing Pumpkins - Today
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
David Bowie - 1984
I think any of the above would be quite a challenge and could be interesting to hear your take on the songs....

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Hmm.. I think a cover would indeed by marvellous as a B-Side ( do they still do B-Sides???) Here are a few suggestions..

Walk Out To Winter ~ Aztec Camera

Rose Garden ~ Lynn Anderson ( ok so its a girl's song, but its time it was revived!)

Happy When It Rains ~ Jesus and Mary Chain

Hold Me Close ~ David Essex

Look forward to hearing whatever you come up with.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

A Nick Cave/Grinderman song? maybe loverman or go tell the women?

Or Tears for Fears- No one wants to rule the world

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan Swinhoe

hi chris i think somewhere in my heart by aztec camera would be awesome

maybe sitting with a stranger by lior would be a really good vocal challenge for you also

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdamien kent

The Man Who Sold the World (Bowie) segue into Sex and Money (Chris)

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCormac Walsh

Muse - Unintended
The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man (I think it could work)

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRyan Keefe

Hold on tight by ELO.

Its upbeat, has a good tune and I reckon your voice will suit it nicely.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRay Jackson

Ooh the Man Who Sold the World would be good! And just the sort of quirky mentioned above! :-D

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsobel

Here Comes the Night - Them

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Why not do a David bowie cover something like Starman?

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosephine Hutton

The Butterfly Collector by The Jam- Edgy, Melodic and under rated
or How about Then She Siles by The Mock Turtles, Manchester's most cruelly underrated band, definitely not one hit wonders!!!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdom brannigan

Back in the U.S.S.R or Twist and Shout by The Beatles :)

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeterSimp

Blackbird by the Beatles

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

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