Good Cover Version: The Devil And The Details Does Joy Division

Pulp gave the world the song "Bad Cover Version." But seeing as I'm a sonic optimist, I'm of the belief that there's more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

What better song is there to listen to, on a late Friday afternoon hung heavy with the threat of severe weather, than the immortal beloved forlorn gorgeousness of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart?" That was rhetorical, of course, but I think you'll agree the song certainly does sound even better on gloomy days. I've happened to stumble across a cover of said lovelorn sadster anthem by West Virginians The Devil and The Details, and seeing as I quite liked it I reckoned y'all might as well. Rough around the edges vocals, cello and a guitar are all those dudes need to give the song a gritty, gruffly gloomy redo.   


  1. not heard such a horrific cover in a long time. this is brutal. wow and he's serious about it too...

  2. Not a fan, eh? Sorry to hear it. You never know, maybe they're not serious. I still like it, though. ;)


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