Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “Brave Dude Tackles aha’s “Take On Me”

  • July 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Impressive vocal range.
    For a live cover, though, it seems to be lacking energy. Perhaps I'm spoiled by the same song being covered by Reel Big Fish

    I heard an amazing metal cover of it once too, never found it anywhere though, don't even know who the band was unfortunately.

  • July 11, 2012 at 1:19 am

    The metal cover is by a band called The Northern Kings if that help

  • July 12, 2012 at 2:31 am

    I came across that one when I looked for it.
    The Northern Kings are not metal.
    More like Trans Siberian Orchestra trying to be metal, and the result is not a Reese's style combination.

    I sort of suspect it was a band from France about 20 years ago Les Garcons Boucher. Not a metal (or any other genre) band either, but I know they did death-metal stlye covers of I Shot The Sheriff and some Madonna song back then. Never been able to get a copy of even those I'm 100% sure they did though so not sweating the one I'm not sure of.


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