Overshadowed by their compatriots Franz Ferdinand, The Futureheads were barely noticed in the United States when their debut album dropped. Which is a shame because this cover of Kate Bush's Hounds of Love is amazing.
The biggest mistake I think a band can do when covering a song is to try and make it sound exactly like the original. The Futureheads took Kate Bush's song about fear of love and commitment and created an up-tempo catchy rock song that doesn't lose any of the underlying message. The original version is what I listen to while staring out the window at the rain. This is the version I blast in my car while enjoying the last days of Summer.[iTunes, Amazon]
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