Category Archives: Il Dottore

Best Covers: Lana Del Rey “Doin’ Time”

Lana Del Rey has a new album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, due out sometime before year’s end. While she hasn’t yet given a firm release date, she has covered “Doin’ Time”, the late ’90s single from Sublime.

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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: International Teachers Of Pop ‘Another Brick In The Wall’

International Teachers Of Pop have shared a crisp Pink Floyd cover, re-working the prog giants’ classic single ‘Another Brick In The Wall’.

Latching on to the pop possibilities of Roger Waters & Co., this new version recalls everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Yazoo, a glitzy retro-futuristic vision of electronic chic.

Best Covers: Friendly Fires ‘Lack of Love’

Returning dance heroes Friendly Fires have shared a cover of house classic ‘Lack of Love’. The track, originally by Charles B and Adonis, was released in 1988.

“’Lack Of Love’ by Charles B and Adonis has been hovering in and around the top of the charts in Friendly Fires land for over twelve years,” says the band’s Jack Savidge. “It was an important tune for us when we started the band, and it’s an important tune for us now.