Lord knows we’re no strangers to “Bad Romance” covers. We’ve seen it done, with varying degrees of competence, by Courtney Love, Joseph Gordan-Levitt, Lissie, Corey TuT, and Garden on a Trampoline. Well, London buzz band Klaxons give us another take and it just might be the best one yet. The trio recorded it for cover-happy Australian radio program Like a Version (whose cover compilations are must-buys). They strip it back, which is pretty much the only way to cover Lady Gaga. That choral intro is truly a thing of beauty. The whispered bridge ain’t bad either.

“I feel like she’s the ultimate pop star,” lead singer Jamie Reynolds said on air. “She’s raised the bar and made it difficult…to come along and be a pop star in this day and age. She’s really gone and done it.”

MP3: Klaxons – Bad Romance (Lady Gaga cover)

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Check out more Klaxons at their website or MySpace. Hear more Like a Version covers here.

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2 Responses to “You and Klaxons Could Write a Bad Romance”

Comments (2)
  1. used_songs says:

    I love it. It’s so peaceful.

  2. chissy n says:

    i love it!! can’t wait to see them live next week in columbus :)
    love “echoes,” it’s my favorite http://www.vevo.com/watch/klaxons/echoes/GBUV71000803

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