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8. The Darkness – Street Spirit Radiohead originally recorded this song on their second album, 1995′s The Bends, and The Darkness have been featuring it in their live set for, oh, ages. “It’s not going to be for everybody, but the band [ie. The Darkness] isn’t for everybody,” said frontman Justin Hawkins in a recent interview with Gigwise. “We didn’t do it in a mocking way, to take the piss out of Radiohead. Radiohead are one of the very few bands that we all agree on. We wanted to do a cover that showed we didn’t hate Radiohead – because we were so sick of people saying that we hated Radiohead.”
9. The Cult – Honey From A Knife The Cult recently released this promo video for new track Honey From A Knife. Guitarist Billy Duffy believes the album it comes from, Choice Of Weapon, has all the power and rage of the band at their best. He tells the Guardian: “You have to contextualise it: as 50-year-olds we’ve made a record that doesn’t sound middle-aged, sloppy and lazy. It’s as heartfelt as anything we ever did.”
10. Lynch Mob – Slow Drag George Lynch, Oni Logan, Robbie Crane and Brian Tichy recently released their Sound Mountain Sessions EP, from which this single is taken. The Mob didn’t exactly garner a mountain (geddit?) of votes, and you placed this song at No.10 in our chart.