If you were a Depeche Mode fan in the 90s (like me), you probably bought this album. Like most tribute albums, it’s mostly terrible. But there are three or four gems on it. Hooverphonic’s “Shake the Disease;” God Lives Underwater’s “Fly on the Windscreen;” Failure’s “Enjoy the Silence.” Hell, even Smashing Pumpkins’ version of “Never Let Me Down” is pretty good — they were subtle on it.
But then there’s Meat Beat Manifesto’s cover of “Everything Counts.”
Fuck, what a song. Not only is it one of my all-time favorite Depeche Mode covers, but it’s also one of my favorite Jack Dangers recordings ever.