Reggie’s Top 25 Favorite Cover Songs #15 – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Posted by Reggie
Scottish rockers Simple Minds recorded Don’t You (Forget About Me) for the hit teenage cult classic movie The Breakfast Club (1985). I think you had to be alive at the right time to appreciate this movie. Every generation has its cult hit movies and this was one of mine. Anyway, this song was prominently featured in that movie and I remember the video being on MTV on heavy rotation. I actually didn’t mind the original even though I was a budding headbanger at the time. Now let’s talk about the band who covered it; Life of Agony.
I think this classifies as an unlikely cover; pop song gone metalized. Brooklyn’s Life of Agony put their spin on it for their 1995 follow-up to River Runs Red. Ugly featured some of the bands memorable moments including this cover song at the end of the disc. They recorded a great cover; Keith Caputo (now Mina Caputo) fit the tone of the song perfectly and the cover held true to the original though the beginning was a bit more…creepy sounding.
Here is Life of Agony’s cover found on the album Ugly.
This is the Simple Minds fan video featuring clips from the movie.