Thursday 26 February 2009

Enjoy the cover version.

My fave independant girl band Red Blooded Women will be releasing their long awaited follow-up to last summers (criminally over-looked) "You Made Your Bed" in the form of a cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence" next month. The Designer Drugs remix is currently doing the rounds on hypemachine in order to whet our appetite and its not bad really - basically a raved up version of the track with a smidge of donk for good measure.

It got me thinking about an observation I had made recently about how covers of Depeche Mode songs were invariably more enjoyable than the originals. well, at least to me anyway.. *narrowly avoids tomatoe lobbed at head by purist Depeche Mode fan*

But seriously! I mean, listen to the symphonic Lacuna Coil version of "Enjoy The Silence," the intense Shiny Toy Guns boy/girl duet of "Stripped" and the swaggering Marilyn Manson take on Personal Jesus...

Red Blooded Women - Enjoy The Silence(Designer Drugs remix)
Lacuna Coil - Enjoy The Silence
Marilyn Manson - Personal Jesus
Shiny Toy Guns - Stripped

Of course, i will admit there are some exceptions to my rule...

*sigh* Oh The Saturdays... you were doing so well & everything... :(


ChrisNoise said...

I've gotta be honest and say that if you ignore the red noses that is one of the hottest music videos I've seen in a long time.

Damn them...

sodthemachine said...

the one whos dressed up as an air hostess at point is going out with Darren Randolph! :O