I do like the original but I can see that many wouldn't. I have a soft spot for all that bubble-gum stuff cos it always reminds me of Shake by Shadows of Knight.... and then all the other brilliant songs they did that are less well known.
I remember Crowleyhead writing "Like America, The Stranglers were never great" - so maybe not the best bet for Dissensus...but always preferred this to Dionne's original.
The cover artwork gives the impression they're going to do some knockaround 'wacky' punk cover of the old standard...but I reckon they treated it with respect, and then some. And that driving bassline is perfect for walking alone through Wardown Park late at night after being dumped. So I've been told.
@william_kent don't suppose you ever found the original S&M erik satie Gymopédie dub that mark stewart nicked? does it exist?but... this!
Smith & Mighty - Walk On
Street Soul Sound System Classic...
@william_kent don't suppose you ever found the original S&M erik satie Gymopédie dub that mark stewart nicked? does it exist?
"In 1986, when they were still getting to grips with their studio hardware, Rob and Ray were invited by a friend to perform live at Vision Factory Apres Ski Party, a low-key night in a snooker club in Bristol City Centre. Using a rack of hardware as though they were at home in their studio, their set was interrupted while they were performing a mutant, go-go flavoured cover of Erik Satie’s ‘Gymopédie No. 1’. Mark Stewart (frontman of legendary Bristolian post-punks The Pop Group) intervened in a fit of enthusiasm and thrust a then-unknown Tricky onto the stage for an impromptu freestyle over the top of the track. At Stewart’s request they gave him a copy of the music on cassette, only to discover he had sung over the top of it and released it on Mute Records as ‘This Is Stranger Than Love’ in 1987. Fortunately Rob and Ray were credited as producers on the record and reimbursed after the fact."
Would be unbelievable as well to get the Tricky version, but i guess the set was never recorded.