David Medsker has returned with the second disc of the NME’s wonderfully strange covers compilation, featuring the biggest artists of the early ’90s paying their respects to some of pop’s greatest hits.
In 1992, to celebrate their 40th birthday, NME enlisted 40 bands to cover Number One hits by other artists, and the results were nothing if not interesting. David Medsker serves up the first of three discs in this week’s Pop Goes the World.
Whatever you may think of Frogstomp (1995), the oh-so-timely slice of grunge lite that turned three Australian teenagers into superstars, you might be surprised to discover that Silverchair has evolved…
He describes their music as “like oxygen,” so it’s only fitting that David Medsker should devote an edition of his Pop Goes the World series to the Trash Can Sinatras — specifically “The Genius I Was,” a track from A Happy Pocket.