Sexy Dudes, Sultry Covers

A BMT Mixtape

Bonnie Barton
3 min readMar 10, 2020


Forgotten Britpop hotties, Rialto/Credit: Tim Bret Day

It feels like I’m overdue for a BMT dedication.

My newest musical compatriot, Holly Bella, digs Greg Dulli (lead singer of the Afghan Whigs) in a similar vein as my obsession with Market Harket and Mayer Hawthorne (and Robert Palmer and Frank Reader and Scott Walker and Richard Hawley and Lloyd Cole…I better stop now).

Today’s theme was inspired by Holly and centers around some of my favorite sexy musical alternative dudes singing sultry covers. Some BMT faves, live performances, and uncovered gems are featured today.

Flamenco-meets-alt 80s? Ian McCulloch in his prime crooning against that guitar with those lyrics? Um, hell, yes, please!!!

I’m fanning myself as I type.

This version of “Lover, Lover, Lover” literally makes me weak in the knees. It’s a good thing I’m sitting.

My loyal peeps know that I’m an Alan Wilder girl. David Gahan is next in line.

As much as I adore Depeche Mode and as talented as I think Martin Gore is, I really wouldn’t say I find him sexy.

However! “In a Manner of Speaking” might be my exception. Give me the drama, the slow burn, the lower register.

This is no overly cloying “Somebody,” this is sleeker and more sophisticated. J’adore!

Bloody hell! I’ve been missing out on this Rialto delicacy. Mysterious, brooding, and urgent.



Bonnie Barton

Queen of mixtapes. Lover of music, travel, and fashion. Authentic sharer of life lessons and dating foibles.