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Thursday, 16 April 2009

Use anybody

You know Kings Of Leon, right? Well, we're not saying their shit, yeah, but we really liked them before, when they had more hair and spent their nights shagging supermodels and not learning chords from U2 songs.

It seems everyone likes them now. Not that this is inherently a bad thing - we hate it when people start disliking bands simply because they, you know, sell records and earn some money - but they've gained their new fan base by diluting their sound, tidying up the production and sucking out all the character. Need proof? This is Nickelback (yes, NICKELBACK!) covering their recent hit, 'Use Somebody'.

It's not a huge leap between the original and this - it could actually be a Nickelback song. Thankfully, Bat For Lashes has a go at it and turns into something quite lovely.

Then Friendly Fires come along and funk it up.

Who would you like to see cover 'Use Somebody' next? Martika? Terence Trent D'arby? Coolio? Roachford? Vote now by pressing your red button.

1 comment:

  1. Martika could do one hell of a cover. Maybe Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, New Kids On The Block. Wait, it could be great material for LaToya Jackson to relaunch her career with.