Take Cover! Robyn Hitchcock Vs. The Psychedelic Furs

When is a cover song better than the original? Only you can decide. This week Robyn Hitchcock takes on the Psychedelic Furs’ “The Ghost In You.” MAGNET’s Edward Fairchild pulls the pin. Take cover!

For an acoustic in-store performance at Tower Records in New York in 1989, the former Soft Boys frontman pulled out this Psychedelic Furs classic to close out his set. Without the drum machine or ’80s synth, the song stands strong on its own, and Hitchcock’s rendition is captivating even through blurry videotape.

The Cover:

The Original: