Category Archives: Best Covers

Best Covers: Aurora ‘Half The World Away’

Norwegian singer Aurora has covered Oasis song ‘Half The World Away.’

Half the World Away” was written and recorded by Oasis’ Noel Gallagher in late 1994. It was released as the B-Side to the single “Whatever” and later became the theme song for the British series The Royle Family in 1998. Aurora’s version of “Half of the World Away” is fuller in sound with piano, soaring strings and bells accompanying her bright-eyed performance.

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Best Covers: Dr. Dog ‘Hear It Races’

Dr. Dog  reinterprets  Architecture In Helsinki’  tropical trip-hop track with its own brand of soulful indie rock. While not as abstract as the original, the song’s melody lends itself nicely to Dr. Dog’s accessible guitar rock sound. The clip captures the energy of the band’s celebrated live performance, switching between slow motion action shots and close-ups of the dancing audience soaking in the vibes of the Philly rockers.

Best Covers: Chrissie Hynde “Caroline, No”

The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde has announced plans for a new album featuring a variety of jazz-influenced cover songs,  with the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble. Titled Valve Bone Woe, the record arrives September 6 .

The 14-song offering hears her delivering jazzy renditions of songs from the likes of the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nick Drake, the Kinks, Billie Holiday and more. The first two tracks to be shared are versions of the Beach Boys’ “Caroline, No” and Don Raye and Gene De Paul’s “You Don’t Know What Love Is.”

Best Covers: LCD Soundsystem ”(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang”

LCD Soundsystem  released a cover of Heaven 17’s ”(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang,” recorded live at Electric Lady Studios. The original “Fascist Groove Thang” was released in 1981 by British New Wave band Heaven 17, and it addressed the rise of right-wing governments in that decade. It focused in on Reagan—in fact, the song was banned by the BBC out of fear of libel charges—but other far-right politicians were included in that gaze, if not by name specifically. It was a desperate song for what appeared to be desperate times. If only they knew. LCD doesn’t change much here, because they don’t need to.

Best Covers: Los Bravos ‘Bring a Little Lovin’

El tráiler de ‘One Upon a Time in Hollywood’, la esperada novena película de Quentin Tarantino ya se puede disfrutar en Internet. Una película que, si nos ceñimos a las declaraciones vertidas en alguna ocasión por el director norteamericano, al ocupar la novena posición en su filmografía, sería la última dirigida por Tarantino.
Aparte de ser divertido y enigmático, el tráiler viene acompañado de un temazo llamadoBring a Little Lovin, firmado por los españoles Los Bravos allá por 1968, aunque cabe destacar que no es una canción estrictamente de Los Bravos, ya que la compusieron los australianos The Easybeats ese mismo año.