Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Video Mondays! - The Arcade Fire - Guns of Brixton

I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I read that The Arcade Fire did a cover of The Clash's classic Bad. Ass. Monster. Groove. "The Guns of Brixton," and was even more skeptical when I found out that it was an acoustic performance in the foyer, rather than a full on, percussive rocker. But the result fucking slays. My only qualm is the poor sound quality, and that I have yet to witness it in person. It starts out a little rough, but by the end, the Fire really start to nail the groove, and Win's bullhorn delivery suits the track very well. Like the last video post, this clip is evidence of that elusive beast: unlikely cover songs done incredibly well.