7 Sept 2008
Really, I just like bagpipes 
When the avante garde do mainstream, do they become mainstream?

Not according to Fractured Music, "an imprint which specialises in one-off editions and artists' projects", whose debut release Recovery features twenty of the most left-field electronic musicians performing their favourite guilty secrets: "cover versions, tributes and appropriations of classic hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s".

Read 'em and weep, the Recovery track list in full:

BJ Nilsen: 'Heart and Soul' Joy Division
People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz: 'Mull of Kintyre' Wings
Fennesz: 'Hunting High and Low' a-Ha
:zoviet*france: 'Bomber' Motörhead
Ryoji Ikeda: 'Back in Black' AC/DC
Mika Vanio: 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)' Kate Bush
Robert Henke: 'Lucifer' Alan Parsons
Susan Stenger: 'My Sharona' The Knack
Jenny Hoysten's Paradise Island: 'Dream Tree' Buffy Sainte-Marie
Alva Noto: 'Planet Rock' Afrika Bambaataa
Matmos: 'C30, C60, C90, Go!' Bow Wow Wow
Barbara Morgenstern: "Temptation" New Order
Carter Tutti: 'Lucifer Sam' Pink Floyd
Robert Lippock with Caroline Thorp: 'Freedom! '90' George Michael
snd: 'Billie Jean' Michael Jackson
Richard Chartier & CoH: 'Bleak Is My Favourite Cliché' Soft Cell
Momus & Germlin: 'Ashes to Ashes' David Bowie
Jason Forrest: 'Damn Love' 10cc
J.G. Thirlwell: 'Warm Leatherette' The Normal
Jóhann Jóhannsson: 'Souvenir' OMD

Recovery is a collector's limited edition box set (500 numbered) of 10 x 7 inch singles priced at GBP 60.00 (plus postage) available from the Fractured Music site.

Irony or legitimisation? You decide.

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