Rock and POLL can never die - Chromatics covers

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Great cover band, what's your favourite?

Poll Results

1. Into The Black (Neil Young) 9
2. I'm On Fire (Bruce Springsteen) 3
5. Ceremony (New Order) 3
7. Running up That Hill (Kate Bush) 2
4. Blue Moon (Connee Boswell) 1
6. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper) 1
3. Hands in the Dark (Dark Day) 0
8. Saturday (Johnny Jewel) 0

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 18:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Why no "Program" from the Silver Apples?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

oh damn albert, i didn't know about that one :-/

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Ooh, hadn't heard the "Blue Moon" or "Program" covers. These blur a bunch with the Glass Candy covers ("Miss Broadway", "Rise", "Iko Iko", etc), but think I'll vote for the Dark Day.

etc, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 22:39 (eleven months ago) Permalink

unsurprisingly I voted for the "Running Up That Hill" cover -- there's a barrenness to it that works well (n.b. I also like the Placebo cover)

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

voted for "ceremony" because on paper it's a terrible idea (IMO) but they really pull it off

love how they are unafraid to tackle the iconic songs and "chromaticize" them - somehow it reminds me a little of, say, 60s bossa nova bands covering Beatles songs - i guess because it doesn't feel like they are looking to discover any new emotional truth in the song, it's just that they're cool and popular tunes

i have always thought that i would like to hear them do a Cure song but I am not sure which one - possibly Disintegration!

umsworth (emsworth), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Ceremony vote here as well. Song is smooth

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I listen to this band and some of these covers at work quite regularly. Soothing, I guess.

Chris L, Friday, 13 April 2018 16:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

objectively that Dark Day cover is pretty impressive.

campreverb, Friday, 13 April 2018 17:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i guess i would rather hear the kate bush cover tho it can't really touch the original, whereas the neil young cover seems better because coming from them, it was enough to add an extra layer of interest to hearing the original, which already has plenty of layers

j., Friday, 13 April 2018 17:27 (eleven months ago) Permalink

absolutely j, into the black is their most transformed cover

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Friday, 13 April 2018 17:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I heard their "Into the Black" playing in the corridors of Mall of America last night, had to linger outside the bubble tea place for a minute to make sure I wasn't imagining it. I'm convinced that song can lend significance to any space.

geoffreyess, Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:26 (eleven months ago) Permalink


their cover nails the burn out vibe better than neil young i'd say, it sounds like they're far gone

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 20 April 2018 00:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Anyone have any interest in polling their eps?

synonym toast crunch (Ross), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 15:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

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