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In my recent post about Sharon Van Etten & Josh Homme’s new cover of (What’s so Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? I also shared a version of the song performed by the cast of the Marvel TV show, Legion. music is integral to the madcap, retrofuturistic worlds portrayed in this most bizarre of shows. In the first episode of season 3, Indie Pop collective Superorganism actually appear in person to welcome new character, Switch (Lauren Tsai), into the story during their 2017 single, Something for your M.I.N.D. To longtime fans of the show, this psychedelic sequence should not be too much of a surprise.

Later on in season 3 David (the central character), due to time travel (kinda), is reunited with his deceased mother. During this sequence the actors portraying David (Dan Stevens) & his mother Gabrielle (Stephanie Corneliussen) perform an excellent cover of the Pink Floyd classic Mother. As a sidenote, the show also features a character named Syd Barrett so it’s always worn it’s love for Floyd on it’s sleeve. This video is the best I could find for this particular song.

Let’s not forget this huge ensemble recording of Nick Lowe’s classic which I shared previously. This amazing sequence plays out During the show’s amazing final scenes.

One which I’d forgotten about, but was reminded by a comment on one of the other YouTube videos was this version of The Who’s Behind Blue Eyes from season 2. This is during a fight between David & The Shadow King.

Back to series 3 and we have this Rap Battle (used to represent a psychic duel) between Oliver Bird (Jemaine Clement) & Jerome “The Big Bad” Wolf (Jason Mantzoukas).

Hope you’ve enjoyed the videos.

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Sharon Van Etten & Josh Homme – (What’s so funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?

Despite my favourite version of this classic Nick Lowe tune being the wonderful version by the cast of the amazing Marvel TV show Legion, I have a lot of time for both Sharon Van Etten & Josh Homme. They don’t dissappoint here as they deliver an epic, melancholic pop version of the song, complete with orchestral percussion & reverb drenched piano chords. This is probably more in Van Etten’s wheelhouse than Homme’s, but he seems to adapt to it perfectly well.

I’m loving Josh Homme’s pink bunny onesie in the artwork. Tempted to end this sentence with a smiley.

And as bonus, because I mentioned it, here’s the Legion Cast recording. If you haven’t seen it, please watch. It’s so weird that I suspect the producers were trying to give David Lynch a run for his money.

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