Who loves the Smashing Pumpkins?
Who is totally pumped for the new album?
Who else thinks that "1979" by The Smashing Pumpkins is one of the best songs of all time...?
Who thinks that any cover wouldn't cut it...?
Who has heard New Jersey's own Lismore cover this song?
If you answered "yes" to these three questions, maybe you don't understand them...
But seriously, take a listen to Lismore and tell me what you think of this cover... cause I don't like it much. Why listen to this attempt at an electronic "1979," when the original is almost godly? "A" for effort, I guess...
The song is an interesting take. Removing drums and guitar for most of the song... and then trying some trance/house/electronic thing after a short, decent, bridge... I dunno... it's not doing it for me.
MP3: The Smashing Pumpkins - "1979"
MP3: Lismore - "1979 (Cover)" (Awesome.... so awesome.)
If you liked it (hmm), or you're still willing to give them a chance (more likely), hear a few more Lismore tracks here. It's a pretty good site, though.
Now, for the greatness that is the "1979" video. Doty loves this opening shot...