Everything But The Girl enjoyed a #13 hit in 1992 with the Covers EP, four songs that, unsurprisingly, were their takes on some classic songs originally released by Mickey & Sylvia, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper and Elvis Costello.

mp3 : Everything But The Girl – Love Is Strange
mp3 : Everything But The Girl – Tougher Than The Rest
mp3 : Everything But The Girl – Time After Time
mp3 : Everything But The Girl – Alison

I thought I’d do something similar today to commemorate the current Singles on Sunday series:-

mp3 : Joe Jackson – Statue of Liberty
mp3 : Charlotte Hatherley – This Is Pop?
mp3 : Nouvelle Vague – Making Plans For Nigel
mp3 : Erich Sellheim – Sgt Rock (der wird mir helfen)

And finally a filthy little mash up in which XTC meet Tweet (feat Missy Ellliot)

mp3 : Go Home Productions – Making Plans For Vinyl

My goodness, is that the time? Can’t believe tomorrow sees us reach June.


6 thoughts on “A COVERS EP (x2)

  1. Damn. Never heard ANY of these – didn’t know about the tribute album. Bass hero Graham Maby playing an XTC song is priceless and Joe Jackson doesn’t overcook the vocals, which sometimes happens. Missy Elliott mashup is awesome too. XTC is the gift that keeps on giving. Imagine if they could be coaxed out of retirement and back on stage…

    EBTG stuff is nice, too, except I never need to hear any version of ‘Time After Time’ again.

  2. the EBTG Covers EP is a classic – They own Springsteen’s Tougher Than The Rest after that version and come close to bettering Lauper on Time After Time.
    Joe Jackson gives it good with Statue Of Liberty !

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