While California's Hayley and the Crushers have edged a little away from their punk and garage roots towards punk, their latest single sees them edging back a bit. They're taking on The Go-Go's song "Lust to Love" from their iconic 1981 album Beauty and the Beat. While The Go-Go's have some solid punk roots, their music was definitely more pop than punk. Hayley and the Crushers take the song back to punk roots. In their hands it's a grungy and menacing song that still keeps the original's pop hooks intact. While still a fun song, it's a darker, more moody version.
You can watch the video for Hayley and the Crushers' cover of "Lust to Love" below. The song will be included on a twenty four song tribute album to The Go-Go's If You Gotta Go-Go, Go-Go Now which will be out this year on Sympathy for the Record Industry. For more on the album, go here. For more on Hayley and the Crushers, check out the band's website.