Original Song: T. Rex "Get It On (Bang A Gong)" (1972)


All the good '70s glitter-rock covers of the mid to late '80s were by hair-metal bands. The only good “Bang A Gong” dancefloor cover was by the Montreal disco act Witch Queen (who also covered Redbone and Free), from 1979.

All of Robert Palmer's good cover versions ever were of soul or reggae songs. His detached bleating here sounds like he's auditioning for Duran Duran, the main gig of both Taylors playing bass and guitar. And Chic's usually banging drummer Tony Thompson seems to be wearing a straightjacket.