Sunday, August 29, 2010

Record Club (videos)

It's always nice to come back to these Record Club favorites. If you haven't watched these/listened to these covers, you should; they're lovely.

Their cover of Never Tear Us Apart by INXS makes me feel dizzy and romantic. Its intense musical language seems to ignite emotions, trigger fantasies and cause a story of love to project in my mind. This version far surpasses the original with Annie Clark's deeply moving vocals and a violin solo that is completely core-shaking. When they added this a few months ago, I had it on repeat for days; and I think history has already begun to repeat itself...

Record Club: INXS "Never Tear Us Apart" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

This is a cover of I'll Be Your Mirror by Velvet Underground and Nico. And although the song is beautiful, I feel that the video could have been stronger if the visuals were as sensitive as it is sonically...I still heart this recording though.

Record Club: Velvet Underground & Nico "I'll Be Your Mirror" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

What makes these covers so special, is that various musicians get together and record these covers without rehearsal, and often, with only one take.

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