Thursday, January 13, 2011
When Massive Attack's Teardrop was released in 1998 -- it was the first single off the spectacular and evocative Mezzanine album -- I never thought it would eventually become as strangely seminal as it has. It's been made famous as the theme from House and has been covered at least twice -- including Jose Gonzalez's mind-blowingly powerful interpretation -- and now one of my favorite new bands has taken a shot at extending its reach.
Above, it's Civil Twilight doing Teardrop live.
And, below, it's the hypnotically gorgeous video for the original Massive Attack version -- featuring, of course, the Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser on vocals, who wrote the lyrics to the song as a tribute to Jeff Buckley.