Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Handful Of Covers - New Wave

"Nouvelle Vague Presents New Wave : When Post-Punk Met Pop Culture"

From the known to the relatively unknown, this two disc set of new wave cover songs has something for everybody. I finally found a copy a couple of weeks ago and have been in heaven ever since. The selections offered today are a few of my personal faves; Snakefinger (long time friend and collaborator of The Residents) brings glorious guitar to Kraftwerk. Steve Strange's android vocals and Midge Ure's production show Visage's future as New Romantic pioneers. The Flying Lizards are, well, The Flying Lizards - quirky and irreverent, and OMD bring the OMD to a Lou Reed classic. Lots of fun!

Snakefinger - The Model
Visage - In The Year 2525
(Zager & Evans)
The Flying Lizards - Move On Up
(Curtis Mayfield)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Waiting For The Man
(The Velvet Underground)

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