314: The Great Cover-Up

Someone has to keep the flame alive for Polyrock (pictured). On this episode of our covers-only show, we’ll hear the NYC post-punks tackle The Beatles, plus covers performed by Love Tractor, Hüsker Dü, Camper Van Beethoven, Telex, The Beat Farmers, The Rezillos, Shudder to Think, Squirrel Bait, The Leaving Trains, and Pop-O-Pies; and covers of songs by The Pretty Things, Bob Dylan, Cheap Trick, Patsy Cline, The Crystals, The Byrds, and Phil Manzanera.


  1. Pop-O-Pies — Truckin’ (Grateful Dead)
  2. The Rezillos — I Like It (Gerry & The Pacemakers)
  3. Camper Van Beethoven — Photograph (Ringo Starr)
  4. The Three O’Clock — Sorry (The Easybeats)
  5. S.F. Seals — S.F. Sorrow (The Pretty Things)
  6. Husker Du — Love Is All Around (Sonny Curtis)
  7. Squirrel Bait — Tape From California (Phil Ochs)
  8. Dinosaur Jr. — I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better (The Byrds)
  9. The Zippers — He’s A Rebel (The Crystals)
  10. The Cat’s Miaow — I Fall To Pieces (Patsy Cline)
  11. Scott McCaughey — People Say (The Dixie Cups)
  12. Polyrock — Rain (The Beatles)
  13. Telex — Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley & His Comets)
  14. Kevin Dunn And The Regiment Of Women — Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland)
  15. Shudder To Think — Imagine (John Lennon)
  16. Big Black — He’s A Whore (Cheap Trick)
  17. Laughing Hyenas — Life Of Crime (The Weirdos)
  18. The Leaving Trains — Private Affair (The Saints)
  19. Jason & The Scorchers — Absolutely Sweet Marie (Bob Dylan)
  20. The Beat Farmers — Reason To Believe (Bruce Springsteen)
  21. Lemonheads — Frank Mills (from the musical “Hair”)
  22. Love Tractor — Neon Lights (Kraftwerk)
  23. Yung Wu — Big Day (Phil Manzanera)