“The Origin of Love” – Jonathan Richman


From the tribute compilation “Wig in a Box: Songs From & Inspired By Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” comes Jonathan Richman’s cover of “The Origin of Love” from “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” I like Richman’s more upbeat arrangement here, but his earnest vocals indicate an appreciation for the power and beauty of the lyrics.


“Wicked Little Town” – The Breeders


The Breeders do a subdued, but beautiful cover of the song that’s arguably the emotional centerpiece of the musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Recorded for the Hedwig tribute album “Wig in a Box.”