How To Do a Cover Version

Some more simple lessons today.

  1. Shorten the title
  2. Be a band that personifies a current musical trend
  3. Add a couple of phrases which mean nothing, but can be repeated to show incredulity (i.e. “You’re twisting my melons, man!” and “Call the cops!”)
  4. Most importantly, have a bloke in the band who contributes nothing musically, but who just dances in a way that every teenager can copy.

Like this, in other words:


Happy Mondays – Step On

To illustrate point 4, here’s the video and Bez (as if you needed telling):

And here’s the longer titled, less cool, Bez-free original version:


John Kongos – He’s Gonna Step On You Again

More soon.