THIS IS OUR MUSIC: This Mortal Coil – “Not me”

THIS IS OUR MUSIC: This Mortal Coil – “Not me”.

“Not Me”, as covered by This Mortal Coil (1984, from the album It’ll End In Tears).

This song was originally done by Colin Newman, who is the frontman of Wire. It originally appeared on his 1980 solo record A-Z.

On the This Mortal Coil version, it’s Robbie Grey (from Modern English) on vocals, Manuela Rickers (from Xmal Deutschland) on guitar, Robin Guthrie on guitar and Simon Raymonde on bass, and drum machine probably programmed by producer John Fryer.

Apart from using a lame drum machine, this is a pretty faithful cover. It’s a bit quicker and fuzzier, but it sounds “like” the original, which makes it different from most TMC songs. It’s also one of the few TMC songs that doesn’t have violin or cello. While a good number of the TMC songs (especially the originals) are instrumental, most of the non-instrumentals have a female

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