Thursday, January 28, 2010

Listening Post



This song is used exceptionally well in the trailer for the movie Daybreakers, which isn't surprising when you consider how inherently evocative and cinematic a piece of music it is.

Here's what I honestly think is one of the best covers I've ever heard -- Placebo doing the Kate Bush classic, Running Up That Hill.

7 comments:

Kevin M. Hagerman said...

I almost - ALMOST - bought a ticket based on that song. I'd seen movies for dumber reasons...

pixiebmm said...

Great cover!

timelady said...

I have a copy of this. It is on high rotation. Utterly shivery magic.

Christine said...

This cover and Sleeping With Ghosts are what I consider to be the gateway drugs to getting hooked on Placebo. I start people off easy, feed them Running Up That Hill, then before you know it, they're begging me for Meds and Special K.

The songs, of course.

Shannon said...

Yeah, a good cover, but nothing compared to Kate's version. She can launch some goosebumps.

Che Grovera said...

Hounds of Love is a modern masterpiece, and Kate Bush is one of the most underappreciated artists of our time. Lord, I love that album. Thanks for turning me on to Placebo. I guess I don't get out enough...

Eric said...

Dammit.

I almost hate to admit it's a good cover. Kate's... well, Kate's pretty damn sacrosanct to me.

But it's a great cover.

Thank you for turning me on to that.