I’m not sure how I acquired it, but I just listened to this terrific version of Van Halen’s “Jump” by a Scottish band from the eighties called Aztec Camera.
According to Wikipedia, the song was a B-side for an American single release in 1984. The rhythm reminds me slightly of Rilo Kiley’s “The Frug”, which is also a pretty cool song:
Coming from a UK post-punk background, this was an ironic, tounge-in-check choice of song to cover (if not a direct piss-take).
Also definitely worth checking out is their album ‘Love’ which has some terrific, up-beat romantic pop songs that have great melodies and lyrics, and manage to avoid being clichÃ©d.
haha very cool Darren. This popped up in my technorati feed for Van Halen news. Thanks for sharing.
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