Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Nothing is Something, Something is Something

Speaking of transformative covers: Klonhertz's version of “Three Girl Rhumba”—first recorded by Wire, riff pinched by Elastica for “Connection”—is hands-down the best thing I've heard in the last twelve months, and possibly the Best Thing Ever; it's one-hit wonder pop fizzgiggery at its insubstantial finest.

Amusingly, many club-music reviewers don't seem to realize it's a cover: “Although some of the lyrics lean rather too heavily towards teen angst ... Three Girl Rhumba is a fine calling card for a band with a big future ahead of them.”


They say rock'n'roll never forgets—but the dancefloor has the memory of a mayfly.

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