Album: All Over The Place
The Bangles were a pretty terrific cover band. In fact, the two songs that broke them – “Manic Monday” and “Walk Like an Egyptian” – were both covers. And, of course, let’s never forget that the best thing about Different Light was that it was probably the first time millions of people ever heard “September Gurls."
But it says here that their best cover of all is this dreamy, ethereal version of ex-Soft Boy Kimberley Rew’s proto-slacker anthem "Going Down to Liverpool.”
Totally owned both musically and vocally by drummer Debi Peterson, “Going Down to Liverpool” was the second of the seemingly surefire singles from All Over The Place to totally tank. And in fact, it tanked twice, as it was re-released after the success of those aforementioned breakthrough singles, and still went nowhere.
And that despite a pretty terrific, fourth-wall-breaking video featuring Leonard Nimoy as a driver annoyed that the Bangles are singing along with their song on the radio.
Official Video for “Going Down to Liverpool”
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