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A.V. Undercover

The Coathangers cover The Go-Go’s
About This Episode

We probably should have known that Atlanta trio The Coathangers wouldn’t deliver a particularly straightforward cover of “We Got The Beat,” the 1981 hit by The Go-Go’s. And while they did pay direct tribute to The Go-Go’s by wearing stylish towels on their heads, they changed the song a bit into an ode to a particular substance. You’ll see. The fourth Coathangers’ album, Suck My Shirt, came out earlier this year. Here’s where we’ve been and where we’re going with this year’s Undercover:

Wye Oak covered Kate Bush

Wild Cub covered Beyonce

Lydia Loveless covered Echo & The Bunnymen

The Men covered Devo

PUP covered Buzzcocks

Eagulls covered The Stone Roses

Pet Shop Boys, “West End Girls”

Breeders, “Cannonball”

Wheatus, “Teenage Dirtbag”

Arrested Development, “Tennessee”

The Jam, “A Town Called Malice”

Stone Temple Pilots, “Plush”

Mountain Goats, “The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton”

TV On The Radio, “Wolf Like Me”

Big Country, “In A Big Country”

Asia, “Heat Of The Moment”

Cranberries, “Linger”

Vampire Weekend, “A-Punk”

John Cougar, “I Need A Lover”

Squeeze, “Tempted”

T’Pau, “Heart & Soul”

Elvis Costello, “Alison”

Pulp, “Babies”

Green Day, “When I Come Around”

Yes, “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”

Rush, “Limelight”

PJ Harvey, “O Stella”

Wang Chung, “Dance Hall Days”