Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Records That Were Way Better Than Their More Famous Hit Remakes (An Occasional Series)

 From 1979,  please enjoy New Wave faves Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club and the original version of "Video Killed the Radio Star."

And the word is -- wow.

I should add two things.

First: The Buggles more familiar cover is perfectly okay, if not as cool as the above, and I'm not saying that because its producer, Trevor Horn, went on to do Yes records, and is thus a piece of shit because of his involvement with the dreaded Prog Rock. (I kid, I kid!!!!)

I should also also add that one can only assume that Mr. Woolley, the song's composer, has been living very comfortably for all these years on the royalties of said Buggles version, and good for him.


Anonymous said...

Bruce Woolley also wrote "Clean Clean" which Buggles covered, as well as Grace Jones' "Slave To The Rhythm", so he's got his retirement covered to some degree.

Love the fashion and hairstyles in this https://youtu.be/OAZmNquDEjo

- Paul in DK

dorethyroad@aol.com said...

Mail Box Millionaire... ;-)