Thursday, 22 November 2007

covered inglory #2: richard hawley - 'some candy talking'

richard hawley doesn't really need cover versions - his recreation of a 'lost' sound somewhere between scott walker and duane eddy locates him obviously enough, the trick being that his original compositions are as good as most of the songs he loves.

hawley's cover of the jesus and mary chain's 'some candy talking' is fish-in-a-barrel stuff, but that doesn't detract from its power. the original already had the doomed romanticism, the spector nods, the layers of harsh and melodic guitar. hawley's deep voice merely adds gravity, while the sinister edge of the lyrics save it from pastiche.

richard hawley - 'some candy talking' (jesus and mary chain cover)

jesus & mary chain - 'some candy talking'

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