Category Archives: Il Dottore

Best Covers: The Illicits ‘Born Slippy’

The Illicits are the leaders of the next generation. The four-piece band from Blackburn are the vital, essential guitar band the UK music scene has been waiting for.  The cover of the Underworld classic Born Slippy has become a firm fan favourite at live shows, with the band encoring with the 90s classic. Using soaring guitars and thumping percussion instead of electronica, this is an exquisite cover, and it is easy to see why this has been favourite within their set list.

Best Covers: Santa Esmeralda “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”

“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” a track written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, and Sol Marcus that’s been covered consistently since its release, by a vast array of artists.

In 1977, Santa Esmeralda had their own hit with a cover of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” this time a disco rendition with elements of Latin music and flamenco.

Today, the calling card for Santa Esmeralda’s version of the song is the fact that part of it soundtracked the climactic swordfight between Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu in Kill Bill, Vol. 1, which is way cooler than anything else about it.

Best Covers: Michelle Branch ‘Creep’

British rock band Radiohead released their debut single Creep in 1992. The song appeared on their first album, Pablo Honey, and won the NME Award for Best Single in 1993. Creep is one of Radiohead’s most iconic songs but was banned by the BBC on the radio for its ‘depressing’ nature and language.

American singer, songwriter and actress Michelle Branch covers the acoustic version of Creep, in the trailer of second season YOU.

 

 

Best Covers: Hector Zazou ‘I Feel Love’

Pierre Job, who most of his colleagues and friends called Hector Zazou, “Zaz,” or “Zazou,” passed away at the age of 60. He was a musician, producer, director, journalist and activist. Worldly, idealistic, intellectual and a dreamer. Autumnal, tormented, pragmatic… A father, friend and enemy, he was a man of elusive dualities.

 Hector Zazou  re-teamed with  Barbara Eramo,and Stefano Saletti a cover of Donna Summer’s 1977 classic “I Feel Love