Glenn Tilbrook of the band Squeeze has been in a covers kind of mood. The singer has been sharing a series of cover tunes on YouTube, tackling such classics as Glenn Campbell's "Wichita Lineman" and Hall and Oates' "She's Gone." The latest tune to get the Tilbrook treatment: The Human League's #1 hit on the Hot 100, "Don't You Want Me," and it's a family affair.
"So…This weeks cover is of a song that I got to review when it was new on the Radio One show ‘Roundtable’. I absolutely loved it, which was just as well as The Human League were the surprise special guests," Tilbrook shared on YouTube. "This version features Louis Tilbrook on Drums, Leon Tilbrook on Acoustic Guitar, Ted Tilbrook on Electric Guitar, Chris McNally on the Indian Harmonium and brilliant engineering, Myself on Bass and vocals and featuring the wonderful solo vocal debut of (wife) Suzanne Tilbrook. Hope you all are being safe and enjoying yourselves, we’ve certainly been having fun but I think we only have a few more of these covers left before we have to tend to other things, so much love to you all." Check out the version below.
Tilbrook also uses the moment to suggest that listeners with the means donate to food banks around the world, complete with links. For the United States, he offers up the Meals on Wheels organization.
Here's the original version of The Human League's "Don't You Want Me."