In a strange coincidence, both The Killers and Surfer Blood released a cover of the Raspberries’ 1972 single “Go All the Way.” The Killers’ version comes from the soundtrack to Dark Shadows, the latest film from director Tim Burton, who previously teamed up with the band for their “Bones” video. Surfer Blood simply tweeted out their track last week, accompanied with the announcement “Here is a cover we did for your parents.”
Neither cover is a huge diversion from the original track, though both bands diverge from the power pop harmonies of the original in favor of more prominent rock flourishes. The Killers’ track adheres more closely to the kitschy pop of the Raspberries’ version, in keeping with the humorously nostalgic aesthetic of Burton’s film. Surfer Blood’s take, however, feels more energetic than The Killers’ version, possibly because their cover was recorded purely for fun. Listen to both tracks below.
The Killers – Go All the Way (The Raspberries cover)
Surfer Blood – Go All the Way (The Raspberries cover)