Outdoor Miner was released by Wire on their tremendous 1978 album Chairs Missing, it went on to become an indie standard, to the point where a whole album of cover versions exists. Lots of good covers on that album but none come close to the original:
Luna’s cover first put in an appearance on a 7″ single released by Spanish indie label Radiation in 1996, it came wrapped in the memorable cat-nailed-to-a-board sleeve – a photo the label/designer thought so wonderful they put it on the 7″ gatefold sleeve no less than three times!
MP3: Luna – Outdoor Miner
Here’s that sleeve, cat lovers avert your eyes!
… and here’s my second favourite Outdoor Miner cover by Flying Saucer Attack, cool video too.