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Chad VanGaalen - "Somewhere I Know There Is Nothing"

For those of you who love Early Music as much as you do indie rock, "Somewhere I Know There Is Nothing" will be for you what a baseball stadium full of ice cream is for me: a bringing-together of two great elements in the creation of an optimal aesthetic (or, in the latter case, architecturo-gastronomical) molecule.

Imagine a Sufjan Stevens/Josquin Desprez/Samuel Morse/birds collaboration. What?! You can't? Go back to school! [Info]


Tom Tom Club - "Genius of Love"

Is this the original version? I have this on record, but no working record player, so I haven't listened to it in ages. Anyway, I don't remember it sounding this way.

A Literal Interpretaion:

1. Girl gets out of jail.
2. Sex.
3. Girl discourses on the time-bending funkiness of Bootsy Collins's bass playing and the superior vocals of one "Smokey Raw-bin-sin."
4. Tribal chanting.
5. Boyfriend goes missing.
6. Girl relates anecdote about what it was like when she and Boyfriend did cocaine (they "went insane").
7. Japanese is spoken.
8. Girl spouts nonsense.
9. "Bohannon/Bohannon/Bohannon/James Brown/James Brown/James Brown/James Brown"

See you guys at the disco. [Buy]

Posted by Jordan at June 21, 2005 3:04 AM


Posted by Joel Taylor at June 21, 2005 10:42 AM

definitely the original version and definitely excellent.

see also: out hud - "the stoked american" which lifts the bassline and other snippets of "genius of love"...with sexy results

Posted by heston at June 21, 2005 11:31 AM

see also: mariah carey - "fantasy"...

Posted by henry s at June 21, 2005 12:42 PM

Does Final Fantasy cover that Mariah Carey cover?

Posted by Sam at June 21, 2005 3:17 PM

Hey people, for anyone who liked that Chad Van Gaalen song, go to the site (FlemishEye.com) and check out the MP3 for "Traffic". It's even better.

Posted by Galen at June 21, 2005 5:12 PM

Is it weird that I don't think I've ever heard that Tom Tom Club track? It rules!

Posted by Sean at June 21, 2005 6:35 PM

holy crap, this chad vangaalen track (traffic) on flemish eye is amazing. thank you, galen

Posted by cao at June 22, 2005 11:59 AM

whoa, weird... yeah, that's not the original "Genius of Love". That doesn't even sound remotely like Tina.

Posted by Rob at June 24, 2005 10:39 AM

yep, final fantasy covered that mariah carey song april 29, 2005 at danforth music hall in toronto. i have the mp3 if you're interested (and actually see this comment).

Posted by bidi at June 24, 2005 12:39 PM

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