DO YOU REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD DAYS BEFORE…..?

I’ve a compilation effort on the shelf entitled Independents Day ID08. It’s a 2xCD collection, one of which has a range of cover versions from well-known and established acts while CD2 has original songs by lesser known names with each band or singer having been nominated by one of the CD1 acts of their label. It’s not the worst collection of covers that have ever been pulled together and I suppose there is something for everyone.

It opens with something which I found surprising and intriguing in equal measures.

mp3 : The Prodigy – Ghost Town

I had always reckoned this was one of those songs that was so originally brilliant that to attempt a cover was foolhardy and doomed to failure. And then I played it. I wasn’t convinced on the first couple of listens thinking that it was a bit of a lazy effort but the bit that kicks in after 2 minutes when it really sounds like The Prodigy soon reeled me in.

As far as I know, it was a song they played in their live sets for a while and had plans to issue it as a single that in the end were shelved. Not sure if it was made available elsewhere other than this compilation CD.

JC

One thought on “DO YOU REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD DAYS BEFORE…..?

  1. The Prodigy always sounded like video-game soundtracks to me. This cover does too, kind of, but there’s no over-the-top vocal dramatics that make it unlistenable. Overall, it’s an interesting version of a killer classic.

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