Tuesday, 21 June 2011

New Order Love Covers

Two superior covers of New Order songs today. I don't mean superior in the sense that they're better than the originals - although they are both wonderful and give the songs new leases of life - but in the sense that they're a cut above yer typical cover version. (Note to self: don't say 'superior' next time - 'brilliant' would have served just as well and would've saved all this unnecessary blather.)

Anyway, where was I? Yes, two superior brilliant versions of New Order songs, Love Vigilantes by Laura Cantrell and Bizarre Love Triangle by Frente. I've blogged about Frente on a number of occasions in the past and am sure I must have put their atmospheric, acoustic take on BLT up here at least once before, but it's always worth another outing.

Meanwhile, listening to the gorgeous, heartfelt vocals of Laura Cantrell - who I don't think I've written about before, although I could be wrong - it's hard to believe she trained as an accountant or lawyer, or something equally square, in a past life. But that's probably just narrow-mindedness on my part. I could listen to her country stylings all day - and quite frequently do. John Peel's musical tastes may have been more than a tad eccentric at times, but with his championing of Laura C (and loads of other stuff in fairness), he was bang on.

Laura Cantrell - Love Vigilantes mp3

Frente! - Bizarre Love Triangle mp3

(Would be interested to hear which of these you prefer. Me, I'm torn!)


adam said...

The Frente one is lovely and surprising (in a good way) but Love Vigilantes is such a song and Laura Cantrell is just quite something - there is a lovely cover of doing Costello's 'Indoor Fireworks' which I could help you out with if you don't have it.

(word veri - shlogi - tighty whiteys for some of your scandinavian friends?)

Kippers said...

Cheers adam. I'm not familiar with that cover of 'Indoor Fireworks' so yes please, I'd love it if you could send it my way.

dickvandyke said...

What's it called when 1 dart flies directly into the flight of another dart already in the board?

Or like when Robin Hood fires an arrow into the feather of another stuck in the bullseye?

Well, that's what these 2 songs do.

Kippers said...

I think you've hit the nail on the head (or the one dart flying directly into the flight of another) there, Dickie!