Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Listening Post: Nostalgia Edition
Sorry, folks, but this one can't wait. I had no idea Duncan Sheik recorded and just released an entire album of 80s covers and for that I'm kicking myself. But then again maybe it's better I didn't know because my reaction when I came across those 12 songs was nothing short of overwhelming. I love Sheik anyway and have since the start of his career, and his choice and performance of covers is pretty much legendary at this point, but this -- this just blows me away.
Here now, just a few tracks from the album.
Talk Talk's Life's What You Make It:
Howard Jones's What Is Love?:
The Psychedelic Furs' The Ghost in You:
Also on the album, Shout, Stripped, Love Vigilantes, Kyoto Song and a whole lot more.