Keeping the quality of posts going( …..not) a couple of dreadful cover versions.
Why you ask because it’s in tribute to Jezbionic’s occasional series of “How Not To Do A Cover Version” (over here https://dubioustaste.wordpress.com/) and the fact they’ve been hanging around the living room for a while.
Even the static at the can’t make this sound good. Modern Romance murder the original by The Temptations , high pitched blue eyed soul and as about as sincere as Bob Monkhouse (or Keith Chegwin – see video)! Not even the synth drenched cover of Marvin Gaye’s, “Abraham , Martin And John” is listenable (it even has a guitar solo for God sake!). There is a redeeming instrumental track, the Latin fused, bass and saxophone track, “Stranger Days.”
Modern Romance had the cheek to cover Baltimora’s “Tarzan Boy” – Heaven help us, they soon split up after that after releasing the appropriately titled “Burn It.”
The video see’s them perform in all their hirsute glory on Cheggar’s Plays Pop. They’re not on for the full twelve minutes but if you are into masochism you can watch Keith Chegwin at work. 🙂
RCA – RCAT 407
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