Time for another installment of the Cover-Song Showcase Showdown, in which we dig up numerous recreations and bastardizations of a beloved song, and let you vote on which is the least offensive. Today’s homage-worthy hit: The Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?”, a song that all of us listened to while stoned in high school, making the two-in-the-morning realization that while Morrissey is probably saying he’s “the son and the heir,” he could also be saying that he’s, like, “the sun and the air!” Or maybe that was just us. Three versions are below, as is Soho’s “Hippychick,” which may as well be considered a cover because of the way it bites the song’s riff. Vote for your favorite, and make Moz smile again. He’s such a sad little bear!
Love Spit Love – How Soon Is Now? [MP3, link expired]
Quicksand – How Soon Is Now? [MP3, link expired]
Soho – Hippychick [MP3, link expired]
t.A.T.u. – How Soon Is Now? [MP3, link expired]