Laid James Cover Version Video Britpop Tribute Band

Britpop musician Andy Starkey recorded and shot this Laid James Cover Version video for his 90’s tribute band Britpop Reunion. To hire a live Britpop cover band then book the UK’s only professional band ‘Britpop Reunion’. Contact Andy to also hire a professional nineties cover band for a party or festival. Enjoy our James Laid cover song below and ask yourself if any other Brit pop tribute band have bothered (Or could even begin to know how) to produce anything of this magnitude. (The answer’s “No” by the way).

Laid James Cover Version Video Britpop Tribute Band
Laid James Cover Version Video Britpop Tribute Band

Laid James Cover Version Video

With this James Laid song Andy worked on the idea of the band trying to keep the audio as close to the original recording as possible. Therefore Britpop Reunion faithfully replicated every guitar lick, bass note, exact drum pattern and keyboard part. Andy then also went on to direct and star in this self produced music video for James Laid cover version. It was filmed on the abandoned train track at Lichfield Staffordshire on the South Staffordshire Line. Is the video below not loading? Then why not view it on our 90’s YouTube channel. Imagine the effort this kind of audio and video takes to faithfully reproduce. It took many, many weeks to record, mix, film and edit.

James tribute band?

Britpop Reunion also perform a number of songs by James the band. So perhaps you could even call us a James Tribute Band of sorts. We also perform Sit Down (released numerous times by the band) and from time to time occasionally perform She’s A Star from Whiplash released 1997.

Laid was released November 1993 from the album of the same name ‘Laid’ peaking at number 25 in the UK charts. But it gained the band huge success in the USA on college radio also being featured towards the end of the nineties in the film ‘American Pie’. Can you believe that there are three official videos by the band for this song? Laid Album (Produced by Brian Eno) also features the singles Sometimes and Say Something / Jam J. The album sounds as Fresh As A Daisy today as when it was released in the 1990’s. The song Laid by James is a very easy to master featuring only three different chords played as:

Chords for Laid by James

C – Csus4 – G – F – G

Lyrics for Laid by James.

Verse 1
This bed is on fire with passionate love,
The neighbours complain about the noises above,
But she only comes when she’s on top.

Verse 2
My therapist said not to see you no more,
She said you’re like a disease without any cure,
She said I’m so obsessed that I’m becoming a bore, oh no,
Ah, you think you’re so pretty.


Caught your hand inside the till, Slammed your fingers in the door,
Fought with kitchen knives and skewers,
Dressed me up in women’s clothes, Messed around with gender roles,
Line my eyes and call me pretty.


Verse 3
Moved out of the house so you moved next door
I locked you out, you cut a hole in the wall
I found you sleeping next to me, I thought I was alone
You’re driving me crazy, When are you coming home?

Laid, Laid


Laid James Cover Song – List of James musicians who recorded Laid were:

  • Tim Booth – Lead Vocals
  • Saul Davies – Violin & Guitar
  • Larry Gott – Guitar
  • Mark Hunter- Keyboards
  • Jim Glennie – Bass Guitar
  • David Baynton-Power – drums
  • James Mike – Drums

Who sang Laid?

Laid was sang by Tim Booth by the band James.

Who wrote Laid?

Laid was written by Tim Booth, Larry Gott and also Jim Glennie for the Manchester band James. As with a number of James albums it was produced by Brian Eno.  Did you know there is also a “Clean radio edit” of Laid by James too? The lyrics “She only comes when she’s on top” are changed to “She only SINGS when she’s on top”. 

What is Laid about?

The song Laid by James tells the story of a couple who annoy the neighbours with their loud love making. Tim Booth sings about the domestic violence between the two and their hatred of each. But (As with most relationships) it turns out the couple can’t actually live with, or without each other. Maybe this was set in mid 90’s Moss Side, Manchester? If not there then where do you think possibly?

James also continue to tour live in 2022 and 2023 for their 16th studio album “All the Colours of You”. 

James Laid Cover Version Video
James Laid Cover Version Video

Subtitles for Laid.

Some lovely folks have translated Laid into various different languages for us including Portuguese, German, Mexican Spanish and English of course. So hopefully you’ll be able to sing along in your preferred language too. If you’d like to add a language to our cover song then please contact Andy and he’ll add them onto the video.

Other James videos by Britpop Reunion.


Other musings about the band called James cover song.

Tim Booth (Full name Timothy John Booth born 4th February 1960) portrayed the minor villain character Victor Zsasz in Batman Begins – The first Christopher Nolan directed reboot Batman film in 2005.