Nick Harper: Human Jukebox? You Decide

After a drunken conversation and brainstorming session during the autumn 2003 tour, we at the HOH have taken it upon ourselves to document the songs Nick has covered, in part or in full, on his albums and during his live gigs. Easy, you say? HA! we say. We're convinced that the man knows every song in the world, and has played most of them at one time or another. We're also going to keep track of who is covering Nick's songs (again, either live or on record)

Can you come up with anything not listed below? If so, we've either missed it or forgot - either is likely, and your help would be greatly appreciated. Please send any song titles to me at our new email address
Even if it's just your own band covering one of Nick's songs, please let us know - and we won't report you for the royalties, but you will be going public. ;) Thanks to those of you who have chipped in so far!

Songs are listed in alphabetical order, by artist on the songs Nick's covered and by song title on the Nick songs which have been covered.

n/a: Happy Birthday To You
n/a: Silent Night
Bauhaus: Bela Lugosi's Dead [reworked as an ode to a very odd taxi ride in Edinburgh!
Beatles, The: Here Comes The Sun King
Beatles, The: Norwegian Wood
Beatles, The: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Big Country: In A Big Country
Blur: Out Of Time
Blur: Parklife
Buckley, Jeff: Grace
Crosby Stills Nash Young: Love The One You're With (?)
Cure, The: Fire In Cairo
Cure, The: Killing An Arab
Darkness, The: I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Dead Kennedys: California Uber Alles
Dury, Ian and the Blockheads: Blockheads
Eminem: Real Slim Shady [aka "Real Nick Harper"!]
Gang Of Four: Capital (It Fails Us Now)
Gang Of Four: To Hell With Poverty
Harper, Roy: Hallucinating Light [but don't ask for it again ;)]
Hendrix, Jimi: Are You Experienced?
Holst, Gustav: Mars [from the Planets Suite]
Kelis: Milkshake
Killing Joke: Butcher
Killing Joke: Pssyche
Killing Joke: Wilful Days [with, we suspect, highly altered lyrics]
Kool And The Gang: Jungle Boogie
Led Zeppelin: Four Sticks
Led Zeppelin: Friends
Led Zeppelin: Stairway To Heaven
Led Zeppelin: Whole Lotta Love
Liberty X: Just A Little
Minogue, Kylie: Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Monty Python (Eric Idle): The Galaxy Song
Morecambe And Wise (and others): Bring Me Sunshine [with Roy Harper, autumn 99 tour]
Portishead: Glory Box [with Martha Tilston]
Presley, Elvis: Guitar Man
Presley, Elvis vs. JXL: A Little Less Conversation
Proclaimers, The: 500 Miles (I'm Gonna Be)
Prodigy, The: Breathe
Public Enemy: Black Steel
Public Enemy: Don't Believe The Hype
Sinatra, Frank (and others): You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
Spice Girls: Wannabe
Stranglers, The: Golden Brown [usually changed to "Gordon Brown"!]
X-Press 2 featuring David Byrne: Lazy
Zappa, Frank: Cosmik Debris
Zappa, Frank: St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast
Zappa, Frank: Titties And Beer
Zappa, Frank: What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?

Ghost Of Her Touch - Glenn Tilbrook
Radio Silence - Jon Gomm
God Has Got A Girlfriend - Roy Harper [with Nick, autumn '99 tour - unrecorded song]
The Tyger - Roy Harper [with Nick, autumn '99 tour]

Updated 5 June 2005
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