158: The Great Cover-Up

The Great Cover-Up is our all-covers show featuring songs recorded between 1976–1995. This hour-long episode features covers by Barbara Manning (pictured), Redd Kross, The Lemonheads, The Cramps, Husker Du, Bangles, Black Tambourine, Primal Scream, The Gun Club, and Yo La Tengo; and covers of The Crystals, Wire, The Sonics, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Verlaines, Love, and Young Marble Giants. Plus three Leonard Cohen covers you’ve possibly never heard and a really strange cover of The Seeds.


  1. The Cramps — Fever (Little Willie John)
  2. The Chesterfield Kings — Fight Fire (The Golliwogs)
  3. Radio Alarm Clocks — Psycho (The Sonics)
  4. The Embarrassment — Burning Love (Elvis Presley)
  5. The Gun Club — Run Through The Jungle (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  6. Redd Kross — It’s The Little Things (Sonny & Cher)
  7. Lemonheads — Mrs. Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel)
  8. Black Tambourine — Can’t Explain (Love)
  9. Straitjacket Fits — So Long Marianne (Leonard Cohen)
  10. Palace Songs — Winter Lady (Leonard Cohen)
  11. Alisa — Suzanne (Leonard Cohen)
  12. Barbara Manning & The San Francisco Seals — Joed Out (The Verlaines)
  13. The Space Negros — Can’t Seem To Make You Mine (The Seeds)
  14. Primal Scream — Carry Me Home (Dennis Wilson)
  15. Husker Du — Sunshine Superman (Donovan)
  16. The Hard-Ons — Then I Kissed Her (The Crystals)
  17. The New Bomb Turks — Mr. Suit (Wire)
  18. Toys Went Berserk — Brand New Life (Young Marble Giants)
  19. Bangles — Going Down To Liverpool (The Waves)
  20. Yo La Tengo — Big Sky (The Kinks)