“Video Killed the Radio Star” is pretty close to my heart. My father used to sing it / reference it all the time when we were growing up. My punk band, Science Club, does a cover of the song that, up until this point, I thought was pretty good.
Turns out, I’m totally fucking wrong. Joyce Manor has crushed this song.
The best cover songs, in my opinion, are a reinvention of the original material and this is totally that. Joyce Manor’s cover is now up there with Cake’s cover of “I Will Survive” as my personal favorites.