Vangelism “Connection” (Elastica Cover)

Elastica‘s 1995 single, “Connection” is easily the best song of the 90s that directly stole from Wire. Don’t cry for Wire, they won a lofty lawsuit and have been giving writing credits for “Connection.”

Now nomadic band, Vangelism present their cover of the track. Billed as “two punks and a boombox,” the cover stays fairly faithful to the original with just an extra layer of lo-fi noisiness added. It is a fun take on the song but no guarantees it won’t just make you want to listen to the original or to Wire or maybe both?