April 4 2010
There is something special about a pair of the classic Dr. Martens boots. Everytime I see a pair, it reminds me of going to shows at the old 9:30 club, seeing bands like Fishbone, Public Image Ltd and others. Dr. Martens boots are just as iconic as Chuck Taylor All-Stars. Dr. Marten's are celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate, they asked 10 artists to cover 10 cult classics.
To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we asked 10 artists to record their version of a cult classic track which represents the spirit of the people who've worn DM's over the past 50 years. We also asked 10 directors to make videos for each of the tracks.
The series features covers from The Noisettes, Dam Funk, The Duke Spirit, The Cinematic Orchestra, Buraka Som Sistema, The Ravonettes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and more. The artist will covering songs from Jeff Buckley, Neneh Cherry, The Pogues, The Human League, The Stone Roses, and more. They have release three covers, and will be releasing more throughout the year. You can also download the tracks for free from the site.
Check out this mini-documentary of the history of Dr. Martens (caution: some bad language)
The Noisettes covering the 1978 Buzzcocks' classic Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
Dam-Funk covering The Human League's Things That Dreams are Made of (recorded and mixed by producer and former member of Milwaukee's Citizen King Kristian Riley)
The Duke Spirit covering Sham 69's If the Kids Are United