A New England (cover versions)

Here are some of the versions available on YouTube, from the sublime to the ridiculous! Please be patient, this page takes a while to load. Includes the man himself Billy Bragg.

Cover Versions

Billy Bragg (1983)

Live on The Tube, and predating Kirsty’s hit version

The Groovie Ghoulies (2006)

Live cover from October 2006 in Mishicot WI

Nat the Hammer (2007)

Solo kitchen sink demo from The Reverse singer.

Steve (2008)

The self proclaimed acoustic train wreck version!

Kate Nash (2008)

This is Kate at SXSW in March 2008 with a special guest star …

Jamie T (2009)

Uploaded in 2009

The Enemy (2009)

Taken from the Japanese version of Music for the People

The King Blues (2009)

Audio only version from the Engine Room Acoustic Session

The Watchmen (2009)

June 2009 live performance at the Red River Ex in Winnipeg

Frank Turner & Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem) (2009)

from March 2009

Isaac Graham (2010)

Home demo from Isaac Graham

Cunt Sparrer (2010)

A change from the more common Cock Sparrer covers …

The London Busker (2010)

The busking version, from Charing Cross tube in London

Billy Bragg (2010)

Billy with the Kirsty tribute band at Shepherd’s Bush in 2010

emilysingsalot (2011)

Home cover from Emily

Alpha Boy Scool (2011)

Possibly the first ska cover!

Ben Owen (2012)

Yo, it’s Ben Owen on the ukelele

Keira Anderson (2012)

Another Ukelele cover recorded in Laos!

Beatsteaks (2012)

Area4 Festival 2012 at WDR Rockpalast

Young Statues, featuring Brianna Collins from Tigers Jaw (2012)

Pennsylvanian cover

Anthony Hill (2012)

Home cover from young Anthony

Karine Polwart (2012)

Live performance from Brighton Komedia


and a deliciously odd backstage version from Brighton

Danny McEvoy (2013)

Confident cover from our Danny

Kepi Ghoulie (2013)

Aided and abetted by Dog Party

Billy Bragg (2013)

A 2013 live version from the master himself

Emily Jarvis (2014)

Penny McDonagh (2014)

Thinking Aloud (2014)

 

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