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Chris Isaak’s soft-focus boudoir-rockabilly classic “Wicked Game” is one of those songs that just about all of us attempt to sing at some point, if only to confirm suspicions that our falsettos are terrible. And it’s a song that plenty of indie rock types have covered, as well. In just the past few months, WashedMore »

To celebrate the launch of NMEVideo.com, NME put together a list of the 100 greatest videos of all time. While other publications’ countdowns have given props to groundbreaking-but-dated ’80s clips like “Thriller,” “Sledgehammer,” “Money For Nothing,” and “Take On Me,” the British rock mag eschews many obvious choices in favor of a thoroughly modern overview. More »

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My Morning Jacket Played 3 New Songs And Covered 4 Classics With The War On Drugs’ Frontman At One Big Holiday ’15

My Morning Jacket played their first shows in over a year at this year's One Big Holiday, their own music festival that takes place i…
James Rettig | February 2, 2015 - 11:33 am
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POP ETC – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)

Covering Chris Isaak's 1989 boudoir ballad "Wicked Game" isn't exactly an original move; indie types have been cranking out their own versions of the song…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2015 - 2:06 pm
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Lydia Ainsworth – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)

A few months ago, the Toronto singer and sound manipulator Lydia Ainsworth released the lovely and cinematic debut album Right From Real. And now she'…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2014 - 10:39 am
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CMJ: Blue Hawaii, Ballet School, Lydia Ainsworth @ Glasslands, Brooklyn 10/24/14

Ever since we named Lydia Ainsworth's dual EP debut Right From Real Stereogum's Album Of The Week almost a month ago, I've been hooked o…
Ryan Leas | October 25, 2014 - 3:22 pm

London Grammar – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)

The world is no stranger to the legion of covers of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" -- neither is he -- and here comes another, thi…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 8, 2013 - 12:57 pm
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Rewards & Alia Shawkat Cover “Wicked Game”

A few months ago, we noticed that indie bands like Washed Out and WU LYF were covering the fuck out of Chris Isaak's almighty soft-focu…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2012 - 4:51 pm
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Watch WU LYF Cover “Wicked Game” In London

"Wicked Game" is the one Chris Isaak song that everybody loves to cover. Washed Out did it a few months ago, and the bizarre pop-opera…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2011 - 2:39 pm
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Washed Out Covers “Wicked Game”

We've posted a handful of "Wicked Games" covers over the years -- by Grooms, Girl Crisis, Giant Drag, and other bands that don't begin with…
Scott Lapatine | July 25, 2011 - 4:40 pm
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Lonely Island Tribute, Ass In Eminem’s Face Highlight MTV Movie Awards

LeeAnn Rimes, Chris Isaak, and Forest Whitaker sang an SNL song medley, Bruno “accidentally” bare-assed Eminem, and Kristen Stewart was predictably awkward. Check out video
Scott Lapatine | June 1, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Pissy Pumpkins Unplug On Chris Isaak Hour

Last night's Chris Isaak Hour featured Billy Corgan and his now departed bandmate Jimmy Chamberlin in a predictably petulant Q&A intercut with sweet acoustic performance…
Scott Lapatine | April 3, 2009 - 5:51 pm
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Smashing Pumpkins Talk Haters, Rock Out With Chris Isaak

Retro rocker/funnyman Chris Isaak has a new interview show premiering on the Biography Channel :( tomorrow night. It's called The Chris Isaak Hour, not to…
Scott Lapatine | February 25, 2009 - 6:11 pm
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