Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Kills Cover Velvet Underground

24Bit posted about The Kills covering the incredibly fine Velvet Underground song "Pale Blue Eyes" the other day and I must say, The Kills are giving Lou Reed a run for his money. Alison Mossharts' vocals are absolutely incredible and Jamie Hinces' guitar work is fantastic. I've included The Kills take as well as the original for a little comparison. The lyrics of this song have always captivated me particularly:

Thought of you as my mountain top,
Thought of you as my peak.
Thought of you as everything,
I've had but couldn't keep.

Where do I begin with The Kills? I've never heard ANY of their work up until this point and I have to say, it's pretty heavy incentive to dive in. Enjoy the tunes folks.

 The Kills - Pale Blue Eyes

 Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes 


Anonymous said...

Fantastic shit!