Tuesday, 21 October 2014
It's a video only day today- I'm doing this on the run and haven't time to rip and stuff.
C from Sun Dried Sparrows left a comment on my Timothy J Fairplay/Editors post mentioning Stereolab and everybody needs a little Stereolab in their lives, especially the mighty French Disko played live on The Word (you'll have to put up with a couple of seconds of Terry Christian first). The driving indie guitars and droning keyboards, Letitia's vocals- pop and experimental in one handy package and a real highlight from the early 90s.
C pointed me towards Editors cover version which is driving and Joy Division-esque and, hey, actually pretty good.
And it turns out that Scandinvian aces Raveonettes cover it too, as seen here at Austin, Texas in 2008.
Still, I think if pressed, out of the three I'd take Stereolab's original.