Label Person One: "So, we're doing this 'Life Beyond Mars' album of David Bowie covers."

Label Person Two: "I think it's going to be a big success. Our 'Exit Music' album of Radiohead covers went down really well."

Label Person One:
"We've got some good artists lined up — Heartbreak, Au Revoir Simone, Leo Minor… But what we really need is someone who'll give the album a big finish. "

Label Person Two:
"How about we get The Thing to cover 'Life On Mars' for the final track?"

Label Person One:
"Great idea. They're not going to do anything too avant garde, are they?"

Label person Two:
"No, I'll make sure they give us a big, singalong anthem."

[audio:thething.mp3]

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