Wednesday, 16 July 2008

On Shaky ground

Bugger - there I was about to enthuse about "new" Swedish synth-pop duo Cloetta Paris, when a cursory Google search revealed that they've been around for over a year and have been written about by at least a squillion blogs by now. Ah well. I'll press on regardless, as I really like what I've heard of them so far; including the following rather spiffing cover versions of a pair of hoary old 80s chestnuts: John Parr's St Elmo's Fire and Sir Shakin' of Stevens's Cry Just A Little Bit.

(You may remember a while back I posted an electro-twee cover of Hall & Oates's Maneater by Action Biker and Nixon. If you liked that, I can pretty much guarantee that you'll enjoy these as well as Roger from Nixon is also one half of this project.)

Cloetta Paris - Cry Just A Little Bit mp3 (right click)

Cloetta Paris - St Elmo's Fire mp3 (left click)

Mildly Interesting Pop Fact: Shaky was the top-selling male UK singles artist of the eighties.

Mildly Interesting Pop Fact: Like all the best rock stars, John Parr hails from Doncaster.

Visit Cloetta Paris' MySpace page for more tracks and info on how to get hold of their album of (mostly) original compositions, Secret Eyes.

Cry Just A Little Bit was recorded as part of the Buffet Libre 80s Covers Project; there are oodles of other contemporary versions of eighties classics available for free download from their website.

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