The original Pet Shop Boys version of this song was sort of a staple of my childhood, being played alongside my Lionel Richie’s Dancing On the Ceiling and Fat Boys cassettes, so I already have a soft spot for the song. We Have Band does the song justice. Although they’re not doing anything drastically different, they still sort of modernize it, and songwriting-wise, the song still holds up after 25 years or so. Honestly, I haven’t heard much else from We Have Band, since their debut record just barely came out two weeks ago, but I can already tell they have good taste as far as their influences go, so I’m going to keep an eye on them.
The Best Gary Numan “Are “Friends” Electric?” Cover I’ve Heard to Date
A Modern Songbook by Kaelin Bougneit Well, this cover of Gary Numan / Tubeway Army’s classic “Are “Friends” Electric?” Is most definitely the best cover