Tuesday, 14 June 2011
"Panic on the streets of Hamburg, Lincoln, Nor-witch, Great Yar-mouth". Panic by andyoutupe
From the sublime to the ridiculous. I promise I was actually looking for a *good* cover. But then I found this. In a way it *is* good, because unlike some of the merely average, competent but dull covers that throng the net, this is so many kinds of wrong that you are compelled to watch. From the guy's wacky vibe, leaping about various locations with his explosion-in-a-mattress factory hair, to the approximate vocal melody that suggests only a brief acquaintance with the original, to the wash of horrid video effects, it shouldn't work, and it doesn't, but his enthusiasm carries him through. It's rubbish, but you don't mind, unlike, for instance, if Bono did There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, which would have right-thinking people clamouring for the return of capital punishment. Anyway, prepare yourself, and don't say I didn't warn you.