Take It or Leave It

The Arctic Monkeys are about to release their fourth album in a few weeks. I really liked the Sheffield band’s first album and bits of their second one, though I didn’t really give their last one much of a chance. The lads over at Cover Me put up a tribute to the boys from the Steel City a couple of days ago. It consisted of five covers by the band and here are four more starting with their pretty faithful version of Take It or Leave It by The Strokes. Put Up Your Dukes, John appears on the Leave Before the Lights Come On single and was originally by Liverpudlian outfit, The Little Flames. Dion is best known for The Wanderer and Runaround Sue. The Monkeys performed their version of his Only You Know for a session on a radio station called 101.9 RXP. Bad Woman comes from the Teddy Picker single and features fellow Sheffielder and all round good egg Richard Hawley on vocals. The song’s lyrics were written by some guy called Patrick Sickafus. I’m afraid I’ve no idea who he is, so any information would be helpful. Suck It and See will be released on June 6th

Take It or Leave It (Strokes cover) – Arctic Monkeys

Put Your Dukes Up, John (Little Flames cover) – Arctic Monkeys

Only You Know (Dion cover) – Arctic Monkeys

Bad Woman (Patrick Sickafus cover) – Arctic Monkeys with Richard Hawley