Good Cover Version: The Ferocious Few Does Elvis

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.

This one caught me a bit off guard, I must say. Not at all what I would have expected from The Ferocious Few, this cover of the Elvis classic "Blue Christmas" is about as far from the Presley end of the spectrum as you can get. There's one bit of roughness towards the very end, to hint at the usual FF noise, but it's primarily a bleary-eyed, heartsick little number. And I rather appreciate that about it.  

[posted 12.26.15]


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