For my inaugural HTF post, I decided I’d drop some Sweet covers of 1960s songs!
1) Asobi Seksu – And Then He Kissed Me
I’m not sure who Asobi Seksu is, but I found this song in my iTunes library. I don’t know where I originally found it, but its a pretty sweet shoegaze inspired cover of the 1963 original by the Crystals!
2) The Jesus and Mary Chain – My Girl
The Jesus and Mary Chain have covered a lot of great 60s music. Their cover of the ’64 My Girl by the Temptations is one I think you probably haven’t heard before.
3) The Ramones – California Sun
This is such a great summer song! I love the 1961 original by The Riveras, and I don’t think The Ramones version is better, but you gotta admit its pretty bad ass!
Twiggy & Twiggy – I Only Want To Be With
You may remember this from the movie Dead Man on Campus (I don’t). Twiggy Ramirez (the bass player from Marilyn Manson) and 60s supermodel Twiggy Lawson team up to do a sweet cover of the 1963 Dusty Spring I Only Want to be With You.