Mr. Cocker was the closing act at the Shockwaves NME Awards Show at the Astoria in London Saturday night, where he treated the crowd to Jarvis tunes and some choice covers. He scoffed at a “Common People” request (“this band are not Pulp”), but doing Ozzy and Byrne was consolation enough. Watch ’em now, before Viacom claims proprietary ownership of Talking Heads covers. The quality’s not great, but the audio is good enough to sing along to. And you can make out Jarvis’s sweet moves to “Paranoid.”

“Heaven” after the jump.

Comments (5)
  1. True  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2007 0

    Best thing this website has ever posted.

  2. Ian  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2007 0

    I love how he can keep true to spirit of two very different songs yet somehow add his own spin- I think that’s the definition of a great cover.

  3. David  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2007 0

    Big ‘ol thank you to whomever can provide mp3s. Absolutely love these covers.

  4. ^ Just download replay music and do it yourself.

    The moves in that ‘Paranoid’ cover are stuff made of legends.

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