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The Welsh proto indie pop band Young Marble Giants, who existed for about 3 years in the late ’70s/early ’80s, are known for their minimalist recordings, featuring lead singer Allison Statton’s voice backed by only a (very active) bass guitar, either an electric guitar or an organ, and a drum machine. This is not a band that has been covered much, despite their influence on some ’90s acts. The SecondHandSongs covers database lists a total of 18 covers for their catalogue. Now, their catalogue is something like 25 songs, but it’s still not a lot of covers for a band that was once revealed to be one of Kurt Cobain’s favorites. Continue reading »