Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Good Cover Version: Primal Scream Does Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra

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.

Evil Heat is perhaps not everyone's favorite Primal Scream record, but something about that post-apocalyptic, debauched devil disco music speaks to me. It was on this particular record that Bobby Gillespie chose to include a cover of a song made famous by the dreamy duo of Lee Hazlewood  and Nancy Sinatra. His version of "Some Velvet Morning" takes the song away from the placid, golden sun of Lee and Nancy's Southern California sound to a spectacularly sleazy future nightclub. And may I just say, I don't mind one bit. Kate Moss as Nancy isn't half bad, though as per usual this one is all about Bobby and the beats.    



[posted 10.18.17]

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