Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Good Cover Version: Bo Ningen Does Archie Bronson Outfit

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 came across this gem whilst hunting for actual Archie Bronson Outfit songs to accompany their post on my Best Of 2014 list, which proved a happy happenstance indeed. The slightly mental "In White Relief" was one of my favorites from Wild Crush, and Bo Ningen's cover takes the mental to a whole different place in the spectrum. Prone to feeling a little mesmerizing, this version throws crazy riffs and wails into the mix, turning around the quirkiness and heading straight for stadium rock. It's a little bit nuts, and I absolutely love it.    






[posted 5.12.15]

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