Friday, 24 June 2011

Friday Cover Up - Bowel-Crunching Ring Of Fire

OK, so I have to say that this week's cover is rather obscure. For one, it doesn't even share the same song title as its clear inspiration. Secondly, apart from the repeating, iconic lyrics, there is little similarities with the source material. The thing is, that is what makes Appetite's 'Fiery Ring' perfect for the Friday Cover Up. This bastardised version of Johnny Cash's 'Ring Of Fire' is incredible - elements of Animal Collective crossed with that song off Top Gun 'Take My Breath Away', plus other strange crossovers in between... It's truly mesmerising - one of the best covers Ive heard in some time. And when you think of all the seminal reworkings Cash did in his American Recordings sessions, I think the Rider in the Sky would be looking down on young Appetite with a nod and a wry grin. Well, at least until he unleashes the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse upon us. And if that is my fault, I apologise in advance...

Appetite (AKA Teddy Briggs) Is bringing out an album, Scattered Smothered Covered, via Crossbill Records in August. I will be watching out for this, if only to see if this is a one hit wonder kind deal...

Appetite - Fiery Ring (Johnny Cash cover)

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