Good Cover Version: Moon Duo Does Alan Vega

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.

Moon Duo has the right approach to cover songs. "We never want to do faithful covers of great songs, because what's the point," they opine. Instead of going down the same road Alan Vega took on his sublimely scuzzed, nervy 50s redux jangler "Jukebox Babe," Moon Duo goes full-on "cosmic disco." It's a treatment that's instantly recognizable, but with some added quicksilver shimmy to keep the hipshake factor high.

If this isn't enough cover love from Moon Duo, January 19th sees the release of their version of the seminal Stooges ditty "No Fun." Watch this space.  

[posted 1.7.18]


  1. I like the uplifting melodies and the strong sense of rhythm. It brings a sense of energetic ease which makes it fun to move to. For all who also likes such kind of music i recommend – big music catalog here you can download tracks for free)


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