Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Cover Me Impressed: 'Love My Way'
"Love My Way" was a minor hit on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at No. 42 in the UK and No. 44 in America. I don't think I'm exaggerating: This might be my most played song of all time. If you're into the early years of the Furs, I recommend this piece Popdose did a few weeks ago. It's quite interesting to hear the story of how the 1982 album 'Forever Now' came together.
For most of you, today's cover will probably be a "love it" or "hate it" proposition. You either buy into the Polyphonic Spree aesthetic or you don't. In 2006, Tim DeLaughter's outfit released the five-song EP 'Wait.' It was a walk up to the 2007 full-length album 'The Fragile Army.' There were two originals, but it was the three covers on 'Wait' that interested me: "Love My Way" from the Furs, "Sonic Bloom" from Tripping Daisy and "Lithium" from Nirvana. If you're unaware, Tripping Daisy was DeLaughter's previous band. So, in a sense, he covered himself. I really enjoy the entire EP, but "Love My Way" is the real standout.
This take of "Love My Way," the US Remix, can be found on the flip side of the "Pretty in Pink" single, released in 1986. Enjoy.
The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way (US Remix) (mp3)
The Polyphonic Spree - Love My Way (mp3)