Refried Music

A Selection of Cover Songs

Moby – That’s When I Reach For My Revolver

Animal Rights

Song: That’s When I Reach For My Revolver
Cover Artist: Moby
Album (Year): Animal Rights (1996)
Original Artist: Mission of Burma


I was never a huge Moby fan, having only heard his electronic work, and I’d never listened to Mission of Burma. The first time I heard this cover however, I loved it, and was quite shocked when I discovered that it was Moby and covering a punk/noise rock artist no less. This is a perfect example of a cover song that actually managed to turn me on to two separate artists at the same time. I love both versions of this song by the way.

Mission of Burma recorded this track for their 1981 debut EP ‘Signals, Calls and Marches’, and it has remained one of their most popular songs ever since. Moby, disillusioned with the Electronic music scene decided to release a punk album, 1996’s ‘Animal Rights’. While the album completely failed both critically and commercially and almost killed his music career, it spawned the almost perfect cover heard below. I bought the CD immediately, even if none of his fans did.

Moby – That’s When I Reach For My Revolver

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Mission of Burma – That’s When I Reach For My Revolver

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Animal Rights (mp3) on Amazon
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