Wednesday, May 10, 2006
I just found this track over at Kofi's Hat, but it's so much fun that I couldn't help reposting it here. Q Magazine included a CD with next month's issue that features current bands doing covers of classic tunes from the past 20 years. Among them, an exclusive Franz Ferdinand rendition of Gwen Stefani's "What You Waiting For?". Apparently they are known to play this song live on occasion, and I personally love the original... it's just so damn addictive. The rhythm translates quite well to their style of angular dance-rock, although Alex Kapranos' flat vocals certainly have nothing on Gwen's. (I do also wish the recording quality was a little crisper.) Head over to Kofi's Hat to check out more of the covers including The Editors doing R.E.M.'s "Orange Crush".