cover me

 

Tricky did a lot of cover versions - either on his albums, singles or live. When you compare the cover versions
to their originals, you will see how different Tricky's approach to the songs is. Click on the Tricky CD covers to go the
discography, or on the other CD covers to go to AMG or other sites that will give you additional details. When you click
on the song titles, you can hear a sample of the song with Real Player or they take you to You Tube (will open in a new tab
or window)!  To download a free version of the Real Player click on the icon at the bottom of this page.



 
 

    Black Steel    
   
TRICKY - Black Steel
from the album 'Maxinquaye', 1995 
from the single 'Black Steel', 1995
PUBLIC ENEMY - Black Steel (In the hour of chaos)
(written by William Drayton, Carlton Ridenhour, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee)
from the album 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back', 1988 
   
 


 

    Ghost Town    
   
TERRY HALL & TRICKY - Ghost Town (live)
from Terry Hall's single 'Rainbows EP' 1 & 2, 1995 
THE SPECIALS - Ghost Town
(written by Jerry Dammers)
from the EP 'Ghost Town' (CD), 1981
from the EP 'Ghost Town' (12"), 1981
from the compilation 'The Singles Collection', 1991
   
 


 

    Children's Story    
   
TRICKY - Children's Story TRICKY - Slick 66 (different version)
b-side of the single 'Poems, 1996
b-side of the single 'Pumpkin' (12"), 1995
from the album 'Nearly God' (US version), 1996
SLICK RICK - Children's Story
(written by Richard Walters)
from the album 'The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick', 1988
   
 


 

    Judas    
   
TRICKY - Judas (also called 'If you want my love')
from the album 'Nearly God' (US version), 1996 ('Judas')
b-side of the single 'I Be The Prophet', 1995 ('If you want my love')
DEPECHE MODE - Judas
(written by Martin Gore)
from the album 'Songs Of Faith And Devotion', 1993
DEPECHE MODE - Judas (live)
from the album 'Songs Of Faith And Devotion Live', 1993
   
 


 

    Tattoo    
   
TRICKY - Tattoo
from the album 'Nearly God', 1996
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES - Tattoo
(written by Sioux, Severin, Budgie)
b-side of the single 'Dear Prudence' (7" and 12"), 1983
   
 


 

    Black Coffee    
   
TRICKY - Black Coffee
from the album 'Nearly God', 1996
ELLA FITZGERALD - Black Coffee
(written by Solomon Burke, P.F. Webster)
from the album '75th Birthday Celebration', 1955
This song is a Jazz standard, so there are probably more versions existing by other artists 
   
 


 

    Bad Dreams    
   
TRICKY - Bad Dreams
from the album 'Pre Millenium Tension', 1996
CHILL ROB G. - Bad Dreams
(written by Robert Frazier, Mark James)
from the album 'Ride The Rhythm', 1990
   
 


 

    Lyrics Of Fury    
   
TRICKY - Lyrics Of Fury
from the album 'Pre Millenium Tension', 1996
ERIC B. & RAKIM - Lyrics Of Fury
(written by Eric Barrier, W.Griffin)
from the album 'Follow The Leader', 1988
from the compilation 'The 18th Letter/The Book of Life', 1997
   
 


 

    Nite Klub    
   
TRICKY  - Ghetto Youth / Nite Klub (live)
  a live version of Ghetto Youth, with the lyrics of The Specials's song Nite Klub
THE SPECIALS - Nite Klub
(written by Jerry Dammers & The Specials)
from the album 'The Specials', 1979
   
 


 

    Summer Nights    
   
CATH COFFEY - Summer Nights
(produced by Tricky, additional vocals by Tricky)
CATH COFFEY - Summer Nights
(prod. by Tricky, add. vocals by Wayne Jobson)
from the album 'Mind The Gap', 1997 this is an unreleased early version from 1996
JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN - Summer Nights
(written by Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey)
from the album 'Grease' (Soundtrack), 1987
   
 


 

    Something About You    
   
TRICKY & CATH COFFEY - Ghetto Youth / Something About You (live)
  a live version of Ghetto Youth, with the lyrics of Cath Coffey's Something About You
CATH COFFEY - Something About You
(written by Cath Coffey, Rodney Hunter, Werner Geier)
from the album 'Mind The Gap' (Japan), 1997
b-side of the single 'Say What You Say' (12"), 1997
   
 


 

    When Doves Cry    
   
TRICKY - When Doves Cry (live)
  performed live on BBC Radio in 1996
PRINCE - When Doves Cry
(written by Prince)
from the album 'Purple Rain', 1984
   
 


 

    Mellow    
   
TRICKY - Mellow
from the album 'Angels With Dirty Faces', 1998
ESG - Moody
(written by Renee Scroggins)
from the album 'ESG', 1991
from the compilation 'A South Bronx Story', 2000
   
 


 

    Singing The Blues    
   
TRICKY - Singing The Blues
from the album 'Angels With Dirty Faces', 1998
MARY McCREARY - Singing The Blues
(written by Mary McCreary)
from the 7" 'Singing The Blues', 1974
from the 7" 'Everybody's Having Problems', 1974
from the LP 'Jezebel', 1974
MARY McCREARY - Singing The Blues (Reggae)
(written by Mary McCreary)
from the LP 'Jezebel', 1974
   
 


 

    The Moment I Feared    
   
TRICKY - The Moment I Feared
from the album 'Angels With Dirty Faces', 1998
SLICK RICK - The Moment I Feared
(written by Richard Walters, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee)
from the album 'The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick', 1988
   
 


 

    Pop Muzik    
   
TRICKY & DJ MUGGS - Pop Muzik
from the single 'For Real' (CD 1 and 12"), 1999
M - Pop Muzik
(written by Robin Scott)
from the album 'New York-London-Paris-Munich', 1979
   
 


 

    Wonder Woman    
   
TRICKY & FLEA & JOHN FRUSCIANTE - Wonder Woman
from the album 'Blowback', 2001
TV Theme Wonder Woman
(written by Charles Fox, Norman Gimble)
from the album 'Defenders Of Justice', 1998
Since this song is a popular TV theme you can find it on other albums, too....
   
 


 

    Something In The Way    
   
TRICKY & HAWKMAN - Something In The Way
from the album 'Blowback', 2001
NIRVANA - Something In The Way
(written by Kurt Cobain)
from the album 'Nevermind', 1991
   
 


 

    Your Name    
   
TRICKY - Your Name
from the album 'Blowback', 2001
JUDY GARLAND & MARGARET O'BRIEN - Under The Bamboo Tree
(written by Rob Cole)
from the soundtrack 'Meet Me In St. Louis', 1957
The song is originally from a Broadway Musical and there are also a lot of other recorded versions existing... Tricky said in an interview that he was inspired by the version of Steve Martin in the movie "The Man With Two Brains":
Steve Martin & Sissy Spacek - Under The Bamboo Tree
(watch the whole scene on You Tube)
   
 


 

    Dear God    
   
TRICKY - Dear God
from the album 'Vulnerable', 2003
XTC - Dear God
(written by Andy Partridge)
from the album 'Skylarking', 1986 
from the single 'Dear God', 1987
   
 


 

    The Lovecats    
   
TRICKY - The Lovecats
from the album 'Vulnerable', 2003
THE CURE - The Lovecats
(written by Robert Smith)
from the single 'The Lovecats', 1983
from the album 'Japanese Whispers', 1983
from the album 'Staring At The Sea - The Images', 1986
   
 


 

    Slow    
   
TRICKY - Slow
go to the discography
from the album 'Knowle West Boy', 2008
KYLIE MINOGUE - Slow
(written by Emiliana Torrini and Dan Carey)
from the single 'Slow', 2003
from the album 'Body Language', 2003
   
 


 

    Murder Weapon    
   
TRICKY - Murder Weapon
go to the discography
from the album 'Mixed Race', 2010
ECHO MINOTT - Murder Weapon
from the 12" 'Murder Weapon', 1993
   
 


 

    Piece Of Me    
   
TRICKY - Piece Of Me
go to the discography
from the 7" 'Murder Weapon', 2010
BRITNEY SPEARS - Piece Of Me
from the album 'Black Out', 2007
from the single 'Piece Of Me', 2007
   
 


 

    Somebody's Sins    
   
TRICKY  - Somebody's Sins
from the album 'False Idols', 2013
Patti Smith - Gloria
(written by Van Morrison)
from the album 'Horses', 1975
   
 

 
 
 
 
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