There's probably a word for it in German - that feeling you get when you hear a much loved tune (usually, but not always, from the 70s) being given a makeover aimed at (usually, but not always) millennials; especially when it works. And, boy, does this one work.
Based on a non-charting single 1965 single by Jimmy Clanton, Hurting Each Other (which would later go on to give Richard and Karen Carpenter a massive Number One hit in 1972), the Avalanches have - with a little help from Cola Boyy and Mick Jones - shone new light through old windows and come up with, I think, something rather special.
Jimmy Clanton - Hurting Each Other (1965)
The Avalanches - We Go On (2020)
Interesting... but it's still the Carpenters version for me. Didn't know it was a non-charting single from 1965. Quite liked the original too.ReplyDelete
Living at home with my parents in the 70s - with their record collection and Jimmy Young on Radio 2 - meant I was never more than five minutes away from the Carpenters; happy days.Delete
Here's your German word for it: Die Schonvergangenheitliebegefuhl. Ok I just made that up from but it sounds about right...ReplyDelete
Here's to a better year for everyone - and I'm really hope ours will include a trip to Edinburgh!
Take care and Happy New Year!
I was really impressed by that word C, then I read on. Very good. Yes, let’s hope this will be a better year which CAN include trips.Delete
C/A - Fingers X'd.Delete