Annuva Cover. Gor Blimey Guv’nor.
Adam Green is one of those too cool for anything New York types. He makes films, records and probably bakes cakes in ironic shapes. He’s one half of The Mouldy Peaches and looks and sounds like he can’t be bothered to get out of bed unless it’s in the name of art. Don’t get me wrong. I like him.
“What a waster, what a fucking waster, you pissed it all up the wall, round the corner where they chased her there’s tears coming down from everywhere, the city’s hard but the city’s fair”
His contemporary cover of the Libertines debut single probably did them a few favours early on. He took a gonzoid thrash of expletives and cockneyism’s and turned it into a slow acoustic lament of some underachiever slacker hipster type.
“Get back inside you’ve got nuthin’ on and mind your bleedin’ own”
It’s also amazing to hear the ‘Two Bob’ bit done in an American accent. The deliciousness of Lahn! Dahn! slang in the mouths of Americans is always a treat. It’s the only reason English people go to see Ocean’s 11 movies. We’re all there to laugh at Don Cheadle.
“What a divvy, what a fuckin’ div, talkin’ like a moron, walking live a spiv”
Delicious. ‘Get ’em while they’re hot, they’re lovely!’