UPDATED: The Darkness “Cover” Street Spirit

For those who have been pondering what ‘Street Spirit’ would have sounded like if it had been recorded in 1987 by Ratt, ponder no more. The Darkness, who have covered ‘Street Spirit’ in the past, did it again, only this time at the BCC’s Maida Vale studios, where a soundboard recording was made. This is allegedly a live version, but the chorus has multiple vocal tracks, so I’m not so sure about that.
Either way, pop over here and take yourself a listen. I’m going to go see if I can find my jean jacket, the one with all the Poison patches on it.
(Thanks to Alana.)
(UPDATE: Thanks are also due to CUTW, who found this in the first place!)
UPDATE: Well, looks like this is a bit of old news- after a few intrepid readers pointed out they’ve been listening to this for a good four months now, we did some more homework trying to figure out when exactly this was recorded. It appears it was done for a BBC3 TV series called Re:Covered, and the episode featuring The Darkness was filmed in June 2003. Better late than never, though…
(Thanks to James and Mr. Moore for the correction.)