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Covers of Bizarre Love Triangle
April 5, 2006 10:41 PM   Subscribe

Are there any other covers of the song Bizarre Love Triangle (by New Order) other than the ones by Frente and Stabbing Westward?

Second Hand Songs only lists Frente and Stabbing Westward, but have other bands/artists covered this spectacular 80s song?
posted by nakedsushi to Media & Arts (15 answers total)
 
AMG lists versions by the Crystal Method, Brand New Heavies, and Poi Dog Pondering, among others.
posted by camcgee at 11:09 PM on April 5, 2006


You can watch a video of the Commercial Breakup version here. I'm pretty sure that you will not thank me for this.
posted by tellurian at 11:42 PM on April 5, 2006


The Boo Radleys covered True Faith entitled Boo! Faith, found on their album Learning To Walk.

And to connect it to the question - its the very next track after Bizarre Love Triangle on Substance! OK, tenuous.
posted by meech at 12:08 AM on April 6, 2006


Itunes seems to have 9 or so versions, including the one by Litmus. That Litmus album has, I guess string orchestra, versions of a bunch of songs by Manchester bands.

Good God don't preview the Commercial Breakup version.
posted by sevenless at 1:12 AM on April 6, 2006


New Order Online says:

Commercial Breakup
Dance Upon Nothing
Days of Fate
Devine-Statton
Even As We Speak
Frente
Individual Industry
Judson Leach
OPK
Stabbing Westward
The Eight Circle

http://www.neworderonline.com/Music/Song.aspx?SongID=8
posted by shortfuse at 1:46 AM on April 6, 2006


Oh man, now I have to go find my copy of the Frente album. Thanks. And I fear that it's in Toronto, which is going to make this difficult. :)
posted by antifuse at 3:07 AM on April 6, 2006


I have one by Entropy64 (found on iTMS), which is a sort of synth-poppy thing with female vocal. It's sort of ehhhh.

I have this terrible habit of going "cover-searching" on iTMS, and I can spend hours doing it. And, unfortunately, buying too many of them because I can't always tell from the 30 second sample whether they are going to suck or not when stretched out to 4 minutes or so.
posted by litlnemo at 3:49 AM on April 6, 2006


I think the Crystal Method one got some radiotime. Or maybe that was Orgy covering ... what was it? Blue Monday?
posted by Alt F4 at 5:18 AM on April 6, 2006


Doing a search on the emule network I also find (unverified) versions by

Erasure
Chassis (?)
Jammel e Uma Noites - Chuva na Janela (Bizarre love triangle)
Chemical Brothers
posted by sic at 5:33 AM on April 6, 2006


Sorry that should be Jammil not Jammel.
posted by sic at 5:34 AM on April 6, 2006


Alt F4: Orgy's Blue Monday cover got a TON of radio play, so that's the one you're probably thinking of.
posted by antifuse at 6:18 AM on April 6, 2006


I think there have actually been more covers of Blue Monday made...or maybe I just like those ones better.
posted by mrmojoflying at 6:18 AM on April 6, 2006


The Crystal Method did a remix of "Bizarre Love Triangle," which showed up on the Future Retro compilation.

Do not trust emule or soulseek when it comes to artist/title listings. They will tell you that "Send Me An Angel" was done by Pet Shop Boys and that Phish covered "Boyz In The Hood."
posted by beaucoupkevin at 8:45 AM on April 6, 2006


I have the Frente version from Samsung Chillout CD (promo cds are awesome, snatch). I'd love to here the other versions. E-mail in profile.
posted by geoff. at 1:55 PM on April 6, 2006


R.E.M. used to perform it live back in the mid-80's. I've a couple of bootlegs from their Fables Of The Reconstruction era.
posted by longbaugh at 6:02 AM on April 7, 2006


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