Here they are covering a song that is itself 80% of a cover of that one song.
A review: The Buggles, Supperclub, London
There was always something ghostly and out of time about "Video Killed the Radio Star", and there are multiple added layers of irony to a band whose greatest hit was a song about the poignancy of hearing a now-forgotten star from three decades earlier making his own comeback 30 years down the line.
This one-off show is sold as the Buggles' first-ever concert, even though they played a couple of songs as part of Trevor Horn's Prince's Trust tribute concert at Wembley in 2004. The Buggles disintegrated before they could do such traditional rock'n'roll things as touring. Horn and Geoff Downes briefly joined Yes, and Downes stayed on in Yes offshoot Asia, while Horn became the production genius of the age. Think that's hyperbole? Compare the versions of ABC's "Tears Are Not Enough" with and without his fairy-dust touch; cower before the 10-megaton thunder of Frankie's "Two Tribes".
(Art of Noise doesn't deserve a mention?)
And just because it's awesome, here's Duran Duran covering Warm Leatherette and Showroom Dummies from a few years ago:
Still seeking a copy of The Value of Entertainment laserdisc or rip thereof...