Sunday, September 05, 2004

Queen Mums of Pop No. 4: Cover versions by Carter USM...

Like some extra bombast with your pink Floyd sir? or maybe extra drum machines on the side with that portion of the Buzzcocks? Then it's the Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine covers menu you'll be after...They were very much of their time, and you couldn't sit through a whole albums worth even then, but the singles were great and frequently came with a cover version of something marvellous; they were breathtaking, joyful affairs full of energy and affection, and I suppose what was particularly unusual was that they tended to cover songs by their (near) contemporaries - the Smiths, The Sugarcubes, The Jam - or as here, The Buzzcocks and the only hit single Pink Floyd ever had...

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine: Everybodys Happy Nowadays (Live)

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine: Another Brick in the Wall


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