Et tu, Achtung?
These days, you can’t throw a John Fluevog boot without hitting a ’90s tribute album.
Spin recently got indie-rockers including Surfer Blood and Jeff the Brotherhood to make a pretty good one with Newermind, a Nirvana tribute released on the 20th anniversary of Nevermind. Stereogum.com has done the same for Radiohead’s OK Computer, Bjork’s Post, and R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People.
And today, Bono confirmed that Jack White, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, Damien Rice and others will cover songs from U2’s Achtung Baby for an album commissioned by the U.K. rock magazine Q.
White, who played with U2’s the Edge in the documentary It Might Get Loud, has chosen “Love Is Blindness.” Smith’s claiming “Until the End of the World.” Depeche Mode will cover “So Cruel.” And Rice will play “One,” a song he once performed in a busking duet with Bono.
The rest of the lineup hasn’t been announced, nor has the release date. But maybe U2 should add Coldplay to that list? We all know how much Bono loves Chris Martin.
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