A comment by Moose on the teenage top ten thread about the White Album dislodged a memory. Back in the late 80s I was slightly peeved to discover that my favourite song by Throwing Muses was a cover of a Beatles track. Liking covers, in my skew-whiff view of things, meant I wasn’t really a fan, didn’t really ‘get’ the artist/band. Still, it was a fantastic song, so kudos to the Fabs for coming up with another classic that I hadn’t known was theirs.
I never actually listened to the original – I think it must have passed me by on one of the few occasions I struggled through the White Album so I could tick it off the list/say I’d heard it. So, tonight, thanks to the wonders of YouTube, I did. And it’s nothing like the Throwing Muses version.
So my question to you is – can I reclaim my perverse musical self-worth by really liking a Throwing Muses original, or is there some way in which it is a copy, but I’m just not hearing it?
Feel free to post other crying songs, if the mood takes you. I can think of tracks by INXS, Röyksopp and Janis Joplin that would fit the bill.