Good Cover Version: The Point Does Big Star

Pulp gave the world the song "Bad Cover Version." But seeing as I'm a sonic optimist, I'm of the belief that there's more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

I've never been a huge Big Star fan (I know, shame on me), but I can appreciate when someone does a good (perhaps even great) cover of one of Alex Chilton and co.'s little ditties. Case in point: The Point. This Brooklyn duo take a rambunctious ode to young love and romantic rebellion and reconfigure it into a delicate, breathlessly ethereal piece of spun sugar, with lovely lady vocals and a subtle tautness that speaks to the rebellious nature of the song. 

Part of the band's South Second EP, released today. 

[posted 8.12.14]


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