Published Mar 26, 2010To celebrate 50 years of quality boot-making, subculture favourites Dr. Martens has commissioned ten artists from a multitude of genres to cover ten "cult-classic" songs from the last half-century.
As FACT points out, Dâm-Funk (pictured) will cover the Human League and Buraka Som Sistema will cover Neneh Cherry, along with other cover contributions from the Noisettes, the Cinematic Orchestra, the Raveonettes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and more. Nine of the ten artists and tracks have been confirmed so far, three of which will be available as free downloads from the official Dr. Martens 50th Anniversary website here, starting April 1.
Also, the company has commissioned a number of directors, including Don Letts and Rankin, to create visual accompaniments to the songs.
Here's what the tracklisting looks like so far:
1. Buraka Som Sistema - "Buffalo Stance" by Neneh Cherry
2. The Duke Spirit - "If The Kids are United" by Sham 69/The Cramps
3. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Dirty Old Town" by The Pogues
4. Dâm-Funk - "The Things That Dreams are Made Of" by The Human League
5. Raveonettes - "I Wanna Be Adored" by Stone Roses
6. Cinematic Orchestra - "Lilac Wine" by Jeff Buckley
7. NASA - "Chase the Devil" by Max Romeo
8. Noisettes - "Ever Fallen in Love" by The Buzzcocks
9. Verbal - "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways