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May 19, 2012 10:52 PM   Subscribe

What cover of the Records' "Starry Eyes" am I remembering?

It was on a mixtape my record store friend made for me around '96.

Tempo was pretty close to the original, vocals weren't as whiny, heavy on the wah and distortion. I don't think it faded out at the end, song stopped suddenly with a final emphatic "...be on your way." Can't find it on spotify or itunes.

I want to say it was on a tape that included Electropura, "Through the Magnifying Glass" by Dave Thomas and the Pedestrians, "The Great Divide" by Ex-Action Figures, "Our Love Will Still be There" by the Fluid.
posted by lowest east side to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
There are two versions of a The Records studio version. Are you sure you had a cover version? The big hit was a remake for Virgin. The original, a year or more earlier, was a bit less polished but quite close. I know that earlier version has been used on some compilations. I think it was on youtube at one time, but I can't find it now. This CD has it. Samples (requires Internet Explorer).
posted by caclwmr4 at 1:14 AM on May 20, 2012


Too Much Joy's is the right time period and has a similar ending to what you describe, though no wah and they wrote different verse lyrics.
posted by rhizome at 2:24 AM on May 20, 2012


I found this truly bloodless version which doesn't really fit your description but I thought I'd toss it out there.

Like caclwmr4I do wonder if you're thinking of the non-single version of the song by The Records themselves.
posted by Decani at 2:26 AM on May 20, 2012


Will see if I can track down this other version, but I'm pretty sure it was a different band.
posted by lowest east side at 7:55 AM on May 20, 2012


Definitely not Eddie and the Hit Rods' Do Anything You Wanna Do? Was this definitely a current cover version? Not much wah used in the power pop era!
posted by tremspeed at 11:10 PM on May 20, 2012


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