Feb 282010

Shuffle Sundays is a weekly feature in which we feature a cover chosen at random by my iTunes shuffle. The songs will usually be good, occasionally be bad, always be interesting. All downloads will only be available for one week, so get them while you can.

As a kid I remember watching VH1’s Top 80 of the 80s music video countdown and being enthralled by the clip for Billy Idol’s “White Wedding.” The candelabra, the leather glove and, of course, the sneer — it was all so wonderfully trashy. No one unwraps a head scarf quite like Billy.

Billy’s milked the wedding thing ever since, most notably in his star Wedding Singer cameo alongside Adam Sandler. Who would expect ol’ Billy I. to wax poetic on respecting women?

Still with us? Good. Named after a group of 19th-century waitress serving travelers headed West, the Harvey Girls are a Kansas duo who put out a fantastic covers album called Our History Is Your Kitsch a few years ago. It features covers of Blue Öyster Cult, Alan Parsons Project and, of course, Billy Idol. You can download it for free on their website.

The Harvey Girls – White Wedding (Billy Idol) [Buy]

What do you think? Sound off in the comments section below.

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  5 Responses to “Shuffle Sundays: White Wedding (Billy Idol)”

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  1. Hey Ray, this is Melissa from The Harvey Girls and we just wanted to say thanks for the lovely post! Bonus fact: I used to spin around my living room singing this song while holding a belt over my head. I thought it made me look fierce — classic middle school logic, I'm afraid.

  2. Very cool cover!

  3. Great cover!!Thank you so much!

  4. Nice entry.

    Herman's Hermits covered White Wedding, one of the more unexpected covers I have come across

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