Sunday, April 10, 2011

Melancholy Has Never Been This Much Fun

The Smiths' "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" is a classic of nerdy male melancholy, and did not seem like an obvious choice for the icy, downtown-cool gutter-pop Dum Dum Girls to cover, but their rocking cover stands alongside Morrisey and Marr's original. Its a great way for them to end their live shows (CSD has always supported ending with a cover) and makes for a bad-ass way to end their live shows. I think that Dee Dee, the their typically deadpan lead singer, kind of overdoes it with the "I'm really rockin' now!" body language, but we can forgive that minor trespass for a song as great as this one.

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