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The Raveonettes Cover The Stone Roses

Past meets present, they sing a song.

A few months ago, we raved about how Doc Martens chose to celebrate their 50th anniversary — the iconic brand got 10 of today’s hottest indie artists to cover 10 classic tracks that capture the spirit of those who have worn Doc Martens over the decades. From The Noisettes covering Buzzcocks to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club taking The Pogues for a ride, the project is a beautiful homage to the past that inspired and shaped the present, culturally and creatively.

Today, we’re spotlighting the brand new video for one of our favorites from the project: The Raveonettes covering “I Wanna Be Adored,” originally recorded by cult British alt-rock band The Stone Roses in 1990. Directed by Cass Bird and Molly Schiot, the video offers just the kind of quirky yet heartwarming spunk we’ve come to expect from The Raveonettes.

“I Wanna Be Adored” comes as a free download courtesy of Doc Martens, but we also highly recommend In And Out Of Control, The Raveonettes’ absolutely fantastic latest album.

You can catch the remaining 9 videos on the Doc Martens YouTube Channel.

Published September 8, 2010




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