Sunday, January 24, 2016

Good Cover Version: Hot Chip does Bruce Springsteen

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 little number has really brought a smile to my face. Quite frankly, a Hot Chip cover of Bruce Springsteen was long overdue. Fuzzy faves Hot Chip give the Boss a dizzying 80s synth makeover, with a little LCD Soundsystem thrown in at the end (two covers in one!), and it's simply delightful. The video deserves to be noted, too, with the abundant 80s infomercial images and live shots. Good times all over the place, y'all.   




[posted 1.24.16]

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