Friday, April 9, 2010

RATE IT! I Can Go For That

Cover versions can either be a wonderful new take on an old fave, or an aural disaster.

Okay, okay, I'm probably one of the few that can actually listen to Duran Duran's much panned 1995 attempt at a cover celebration, the album 'Thank You' (People, it *did* have its great moments...'White Lines' kicks butt, and Lou Reed himself raved about Duran's version of his 'Perfect Day') but I think that I've come across one of the best cover tributes EVER.

The Bird & the Bee do Hall & Oates. Yep, seriously. "Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall & John Oates." It would be quite easy to make a mess of songs that we all know and can sing by heart but in the talented care of Greg and Inara, there's no cause to worry. It's GOOD...really GOOD!

Take H&O's FM playlist fave, "I Can't Go For That" .... It sounds updated and fresh with Inara's poppy, breathy vocals swirling through Greg's playful synth charms. It's catchy and irresistible. Most of Hall & Oates faves are here but I must say that I do miss the inclusion of 'Out of Touch' -- but that's my only grumble.

The perfect album to truly put Spring into your step. And...if you do like this latest offering from the Bird & the Bee, be sure to check out their other releases - fab-ness all around.

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