88: The Great Cover-Up

The Great Cover-Up features an hour of cover songs. We’ll hear covers of Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, Wire, Rufus Thomas, Joy Division, Love, The Beatles, Del Shannon, James Brown, and The Stooges by an assortment of groups, including The Clash (pictured), fIREHOSE, The Flaming Lips, The Meatmen, Talking Heads, Klaus Nomi, Polyphonic Size, Teen Idles, and The Soft Boys.


  1. fIREHOSE — Walking The Cow (Daniel Johnston)
  2. Gumball — Strawberry Fields Forever (The Beatles)
  3. The Flaming Lips — Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)
  4. Olympic Sideburns — 7 And 7 Is (Love)
  5. Bedhead — Disorder (Joy Division)
  6. Talking Heads — Take Me To The River (Al Green)
  7. Black Randy & His Metrosquad — Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (James Brown)
  8. The Meatmen — Dance To The Music (Sly And The Family Stone)
  9. The Raunch Hands — Chicken Scratch (Rufus Thomas)
  10. Teen Idles — No Fun (The Stooges)
  11. Minor Threat — 12XU (Wire)
  12. Scruffy The Cat — Runaway (Del Shannon)
  13. The Soft Boys — The Bells Of Rhymney (Pete Seeger / The Byrds)
  14. Holly and Joey — I Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher)
  15. Klaus Nomi — You Don’t Own Me (Lesley Gore)
  16. Ciccone Youth — Addicted To Love (Robert Palmer)
  17. Polyphonic Size — Mother’s Little Helper (The Rolling Stones)
  18. Silicon Teens — Memphis, Tennessee (Chuck Berry)
  19. Dawn Chorus & The Blue Tits — I’m Going Down (Bruce Springsteen)
  20. The Clash — I Fought The Law (The Crickets)