Category Archives: Il Dottore

Best Covers: Glass Animals ‘Heart-Shaped Box’

A brilliant example of an artist making an iconic tune their own, Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley shared this haunted version of the Nirvana ballad as part of a series of Quarantine Covers. The looping music box tinkle takes the place of guitars, turning on an endless axis as Bayley sings the lyrics in a soft tone that evokes the cotton candy vibe of the Dreamland album that would follow.

Best Covers: dvsn ‘Use Somebody

Dvsn – the duo of producer Nineteen85 and singer Daniel Daley – have covered Kings Of Leon – listen below. The pair’s cover, of the band’s 2008 track ‘Use Somebody’, also interpolates another 2008 mega-hit from the Oklahoma family in the form of ‘Sex On Fire’.

Best Covers: Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs ‘Hot Stuff’

Pigs x 7’s and Lovely Eggs’ sludgy cover of Donna Summer’s ionic disco track “Hot Stuff” is about as far from the original as you can get while still remaining recognizable. Singers Matthew Baty and Holly Ross shout and scream the lyrics while the remaining band members pound away on the song, alternating between what sounds like The Melvins and what sounds like The Stooges. But the song retains its melody and, uncannily, some of its danceability. There’s an extended coda featuring more shouting just in case you missed the point.

Best Covers: The Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes for You”

This song was written by Henry Warren and Al Dubin for the Busby Berkeley movie musical Dames in 1934, where it was introduced by Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler. Ben Selvin recorded it that same year and landed at #2 on the charts. The Flamingos recorded it in 1959, and it also appeared on the American Graffiti soundtrack from 1973.

Best Covers: ††† (Crosses) “Goodbye Horses”

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno celebrated the holidays with his side-project, ††† (Crosses)

The duo, made up of Chino Moreno and guitarist Shaun Lopez, released a new recording on Christmas Eve: a cover of the Q Lazzarus song “Goodbye Horses.” You may recall the original from its memorable use in the movie The Silence of the Lambs.