Schneider TM, Kpt.michi.gan ‎– The Light (3000)

For Us Records ‎– fu022
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Limited Edition

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Incidental info:
"The Light 3000" is an electronic cover version of "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" by The Smiths.

"there is a light that never goes out"
© by johnny marr / steven morrissey
marr songs ltd. / bona relation ltd. [sic]
JUST POSTCARDS 020-8533 4000

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Etched)): FU022 A-1 | DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Etched)): FU022 B-1 | DAMONT

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May 13, 2015
Wonderful cover, incomparable to the original but personally I prefer it. Beautiful production, the otherworldly vododed vocals are just as emotive as Morrissey's in an entirely different way. It sums up a period of my life in a number of strange but perfect ways, much like Clutch's 'Struck Down' did 4 years ago. Also managed to snag a 7" copy for less than a tenner which is pretty decent seeing the prices shown on here - lucky me! Sublime sounds and writing all round, from Schneider, Kpt.michi.gan and The Smiths.


August 29, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

A friend of mine brought this to my attention, I believe he had gotten it off a "back to mine" album. I played it off and on for about a year, it kept growing on me. And for the past couple of years I have come to realize that is the greatest pop track of our century yet. I never knew it was a cover of the Smiths, never heard them, before right now, when I logged on to discogs for the first time. And the only reason I did that was to find out if this Schneider band/person had made any other songs. Funny.



August 20, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Why do some people always compare cover tracks with the original? Stating that it lacks the original whatever-ness and hasn't got the same sounds, feeling, melody etc. It is a bit like saying I like the color green, but I don't like it when people mix blue and yellow together. Or, I don't like my cousin Paul because he is nothing like his dad.

Why would anyone want to hear a cover version of a famous tune that sounded just like the original? I prefer music to evolve, like everything else, this is what makes life fresh and interesting rather than 'same as'.

This is by far one of the best cover versions of any track I have heard, and most people I know, who know anything about music, would state the same. I never would have thought that someone could cover the Smiths in such a way as these people have. It is an excellent contrast and homage to the original, whether you are a Smiths fan or not. I know a lot of people who are heavily into electronica and we all agree on the importance of such an off beat moody track. The production on this is perfect.

Whilst people are entitled to there opinions of this track, I'll stick the educated rating that has been applied. I only wish I had 47 copies to give to the other Discogs members who have this release in their wantslist (at time of writing).

As a fan of The Smiths, I would love to hear some more modernly tweaked versions of the great tracks they put out. One of electronica's finest moments.


August 5, 2007
edited over 4 years ago
This sucks.


March 23, 2004
The idea of a bleepy cover version of one the Smiths finest moments seems horrible. In reality it manages to subvert the original while still remaining a tear jerker and a truely emotional record. As more people hear this record its reputation will grow and grow.