Sunday, 2 March 2008

Tonight, Matthew, I'm going to be Andrew Fletcher...

Crash Calloway over at Pretending Life Is Like A Song (the first blog I ever used to read regularly, and still a big favourite) recently posted an extended, remixed version of Depeche Mode's Just Can't Get Enough - which, together with the fact that his blog is named after a Wannadies lyric, caused my addled brain to remember that I have a couple of energetic early Depeche Mode cover versions by the Swedish indie poppers knocking around, which would seem perfect for putting up here, being that both are blummin' well fantastic. Spike originally put these on a birthday mix CD six years ago after I'd been bugging her to track them down for me for a while (I didn't have much of a clue about all this new-fangled downloading malarkey myself back then. How times change). Anyway, I digress. Here be the songs!

The Wannadies - Just Can't Get Enough mp3

The Wannadies - New Life mp3

(mp3s available for 7 days)

If you enjoy these, I'd thoroughly recommend you download the Wannadies' sublime 1992 album Aquanautic in its entirety for a bargain £5.95 here. It is quide liderally the best thing since sliced bread!


Crash said...

Adam :)

These are brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Fantastic. Thank you !

Crash said...

Ha! I'd forgotten that was his name. Have I just blown my secret identity?


Kippers said...

I fear you might have ;)

I was going to opt for Vince Clarke or Dave Gahan, but choosing the most obscure member of the 1981 line-up just seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up!

Glad you like the covers. I never tire of these.