Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dum Dum Girls cover Big Star's "September Gurls"

The AV Club's second "Inventory" series continues its strong run with the Dum Dum Girls' cover of Little Star's "September Gurls." Big Star is the sort of second-wave indie, classic 120 Minutes-type band that AV Club writers and big-city hipster-becoming-yuppie types love, so its not surprising to see one of their songs get covered as part of this series, but The Dum Dum Girls did not seem like an obvious choice to cover them, which is one of the reasons why this cover works so well.

This is as good of a place as any to say that, yes, the CSD staff considers the members of The Dum-Dum Girls to be very attractive, but their icy stage personality really dampens their sex appeal. Their gimmick is similar to that of The White Stripes in that they kind of try to look the same in an apparent attempt to keep their appearance from distracting from their music. Also like The White Stripes, the band's fans end up talking almost as much about their gimmicks and appearance than they do about their music. Fortunately, the music lucidly speaks for itself.

Dum Dum Girls cover Big Star

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