Oct 212011

It’s a good week for quasi-reunions. Two days ago, Everything But the Girl got back together for an xx cover. Now we hear Garbage, the alt-rock giants who lay dormant for four years, return with a cover of their own. It’s U2’s “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses,” from the same tribute album that gave us Damien Rice’s “One” and Jack White’s “Love Is Blindness.”

Not surprisingly, Shirley Manson and co. go big. They add their industrial-lite edge to the tune, adding electronic flourishes without losing the basics. This is a band, remember, that did a James Bond theme in ’99, so a bold U2 cover sits right in their wheelhouse. Listen below.

Garbage – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (U2 cover)

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  4 Responses to “Garbage Return with Edgy U2 Cover”

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  1. Great cover, they really made it their own, while staying true to the U2 style. Just the right amount of industrial touch went into this song, where it is Garbage.

  2. Really nice one !

  3. What a hauntingly great song! Great to hear bands of yesteryear coming out of nowhere and prove they still have it.

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