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Eagulls cover The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

In these articles I’ll be looking at my favourite song covers from different bands. They’ll range from old to new covers and this week we’re starting with Leeds based band Eagulls, who have recently covered The Stone Roses. Obviously we all know who The Stone Roses are right? They created one of the based debut records of all time and have inspired numerous bands since then. Yet not all of you may be familiar with Eagulls. If you are then top marks for you and if not then I recommend start listening to them straight after you’ve finished reading.

For this cover Eagulls don’t really stray from the original in terms of sound. They could have gone all out aggressive like their tracks Hollow Visions or Fester/Blister but instead they chose to remain faithful to the 1989 classic. The guitars wail due to all the pedals that they use and guitarist Mark Goldsworthy uses a hand held electric fan as a makeshift EBow. It sounds awesome and it gives the track a really vicious feral vibe to it. However the best part of the cover is the vocals from frontman George Mitchell. They fit perfectly with the track as he moans the words ‘I wanna be adored’. Obviously the original is pretty much flawless but this Post-Punk interpretation comes close.


Liam Egan