Coverville 97: The Talking Heads Cover Story

June 11, 2005

Taking a trip down the road to nowhere, and enjoying some great covers of Talking Heads songs. (And for the original version of a song made famous by the Talking Heads, check out show #3). Here’s what’s on the show tonight:

Title Artist Original Version Found On:
Slippery People The Staple Singers Speaking In Tongues
Burning Down The House Tom Jones with The Cardigans Speaking In Tongues
Wild Wild Life Wailing Souls True Stories
Once In A Lifetime Citizen King Remain In Light
Psycho Killer Moxy Fruvous Talking Heads: 77
This Must Be The Place Shawn Colvin Speaking In Tongues
Heaven Simply Red Fear Of Music

41 minutes |

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  1. I haven’t heard Moxy Fruvous in years. I really liked them before they got too political. Thanks for playing them.

    The Staple Singers also do a great job of The Weight.

  2. What do you mean, “before they got too political”? They were political from day one! That was one of the reasons I always liked them. 🙂

  3. The Moxy Fruvous version of Psycho Killer is good, but check out The Bobs version as well.
    Less guitar, more capella.

  4. I don’t think that they were really political from the start, unless you are reading something in to “My Baby Loves A Bunch of Authors” and “King of Spain” that I’m not. 🙂

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