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Wherein we give a million thanks to scanner_darkly; Music Part II

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Wherein we give a million thanks to scanner_darkly; Music Part II

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hey where it's at! yeeeah
Nouvelle Vague is about the best damn album on the face of the planet.
For those of you with the musical background: imagine the score to a Francois Truffaut film.
You have a pretty decent touch on what that sounds like, I bet?
Now imagine a French cocktail-jazz band that produces such a score hired to cover songs.
Specifically, to cover post-punk songs.
Their cover of Sister of Mercy's 'Marianne' is right up there on my list as one of the best damn covers ever, though I also really like their rendition of the Dead Kennedys' 'Too Drunk To Fuck', which the liner notes say is 're-imagined as the tale of an irresistable femme fatale'- it is, actually.

AWESOME album. Terrific. Amazon has samples up from it.
  • They're really great. I think the Guns of Brixton cover and Too Drunk to Fuck are my personal favourites.
  • I absolutely love this record, too. J and I just haven't quite managed to pick it up, yet.
  • Yay!

    More people should listen to this. :) My faves are of course "Marianne" and also their great rendition of "A Forest" - just sends shivers up my spine.
    • Thank you for introducing me to it! It was indeed purchased with a gift cert. I got for my birthday. And a nice job on the birthday present, it bears noting: thank you for that as well. :D
  • oh excellent. I just got this and it has been sitting on my desk since Friday. time to listen!
  • Heh. I've snuck some listens in at Borders. Fun stuff.

    My current favorite cover song atm, though, is a trip-hop version, of all things, of "Stayin' Alive" by Siobhan Lynch of Recoil fame. I think I gave you the song she sings, "Drifting", on a mix CD.

    I have also heard Devo cover "Head Like A Hole". It's... what one would expect.
  • I clearly need to own this. THank you. (And the scanner bloke, as I read his recommendation too, said "gee I oughta have a listen" and forgot about it.)
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