Nuggets 316 – Covers IX

Wanda Jackson

Reasons to love a cover;

  • It is a fresh version of a song that you already like;
  • It is a song by one of your favourite artists covering a song that you haven’t heard before.

Another mix of covers follows. You will notice a change in the music player. Problems, problems… Click away and you will figure out what to do.

I am particularly fond of the Juliana Hatfield cover of the Olivier Newton John song. She has turned it into a real banger.

The Bennie & The Jets cover is also fab.

Looking forward to seeing Teenage Fanclub when they play next year.

The Zutons LIVE @ St Georges Hall Liverpool Grass Roots Interviews + Valerie
First Aid Kit - America (Live at Polar Music Prize)
Shonen Knife Top of the World MJ090116
SHONEN KNIFE (2 songs) on Viva Variety (1998) EX. RARE
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill
Evan Dando - Luka (Suzanne Vega) (Live in Sydney) | Moshcam
Tally Ho Karaoke Band (Rose Melberg & Larissa Loyva) - Tally Ho

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I really enjoyed the recent German TV series  Deutschland 83.

TRAILER: Deutschland 83 | Coming Soon | Channel 4

The series is set in 1983 when East German paranoia was at its height. Martin Rauch is a young guy sent to spy in West Germany to find out if the Americans are about to attack. The programme resonates because the sound track is rich with tunes of the early 80’s I heard  when I was studying in Dunedin. Martin and I share similar times except I was carefree and living the life as student whilst he, and millions of other Germans, lived in real fear of a nuclear war.

As with Justified, I imagined my own soundtrack to the TV series and here ’tis.

There follows a video of the title track followed by a Spotify playlist of the soundtrack to the series.

Peter Schilling - Major Tom 1983 NDW

Back in the West we were oblivious to the struggles of the East German peoples, and instead hung out in clubs dancing like this…

Trisomie 21 The Last Song


More about this German New Wave / Post Punk Band from Hamburg here… and here’s another of their tunes.

Grauzone - Eisbaer



The New Stone Age (Live 1981) - OMD


Heaven 17

Is it just me or does Glenn Gregory (the singer) look like Draco Malfroy in Harry Potter?


Heaven 17 - The Height Of The Fighting

dd elle

Heavenly Beat

Heavenly Beat - Honest (Local Live In-Studio)



Big fan of Austra. That voice! Even better with three singers but sadly twin sisters Sari and Romy Lightman aka Tasseomancy are no longer involved.

Like Grimes the band is Canadien; must be something in the snow…

Austra - "Lose It" | Music 2011 | SXSW

Austra - Forgive Me (Live on KEXP)

Austra - 'Forgive Me' live @ 3voor12 Radio

Austra - The Villain - End Of The Road Festival 2011

Ben Dodd & His Organ

Ben has an interesting take on NZ indie music.


CHVRCHES - Lies (Live on KEXP)

The Go! Team

The Go! Team - Milk Crisis

Neon Judgement &#8211 Please Release Me Let Me Go-Go

Belgium post punkers. No videos on the web but here is a compilation.

Playlist: All Tracks - The Neon Judgement


Jesse Ruins  &#8211 Lust & Fame


Starfucker/STRFKR "Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second"

Part Time &#8211 In This Filthy City


She Passed Away

Coldwave from Turkey.

She Past Away - Kasvetli Kutlama

Goldendust &#8211 Forever Midnight

Keyboard minimalist on the ever reliable Night People Records

Cough Cool &#8211 The Real Germany

Geisterfahrer &#8211 Himmel auf Erden

No videos of this German post punk band but they do feature in this most excellent playlist.

Cold Phoenix - La Fleur Du Destin (1985)

Trisomie 21

This gem appears in the above playlist and the dance clip at the start of this entry. The band is from France / Belgium. It took me ages to run down this track after hearing it as part of a YouTube playlist.

Trisomie 21 - The Last Song

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