Double-nostalgia on this one:
1. Actual, mid-90s, Alicia-Silverstone-video-on-MTV-when-MTV-played-loads-of-music-videos nostalgia. (Video also stars Stephen Dorff and – hindsight surprise – Josh Holloway, a.k.a. Sawyer from Lost.)
2. Being one of those songs I fully embraced in karaoke while living in Japan.
This one-take version I banged out this evening is a bit shoddy (the guitar especially), but I’d like to think some proportion of nostalgia was (re-)captured…
[download 'cryin'' mp3]
As my Last.fm overall album listening stats will confirm, I’ve been pretty obsessed with Handsome Furs over the last couple of years.
About this time last year, I recorded a cover of a song from their first album. But it’s really their second, Face Control, that has held a steadfast grip on me during this time. So, it’s about time I had a crack at one of its tracks. (I’ll get around to discussing the album more in the Top Ten of the 2000s thread soon enough…)
Regrettably, this comes a month after the band announced their split. So, this kind of doubles as my tribute to the band. Thanks for the tunes Dan and Alexei!
The cover is very basic – acoustic guitar and vocals, recorded together in one take. My aim is to try and do more covers in this vein, just to keep myself musically active, since I seem to have once again fallen into a bit of a songwriting stupor. (Suggestions welcome!)
Anyway, for now, here’s me doing ‘I’m Confused’ by Handsome Furs (whose original version you can enjoy herewise) -
[download 'i'm confused' mp3]