Time to bust out your largest bangles, silk blouse and hoop earrings and prepare to cut a rug for the husband and wife team of Linda and Cecil Womack (better known simply as Womack & Womack) who undergo the cover treatment today. We got 4 Versions heavy vetted (sorry Elton, Sugababes, and, ugh, Joss) renditions of their 80s R&B hit Teardrops.
Not sure whether to laugh or dance at /with Germany’s normally indie rock Hank, who turns out a fun short n’ cheeky disco version. Speaking of indie there was a brilliant take from hipster darlings The XX, who slow theirs to a somber and soulful early Cure-like number. Broken Beat/Future Jazz always gets top billing around here and Wah Wah 45s’ Max Cole is no exception with his dreamy downtempo duet with Lucy May. And lastly if those were all too straight forward for your tastes there was also a very abstract electronic version by Becoming Real. Dance-able? Perhaps if you’re Crispen Glover (who, incidentally, works out at my gym).
PS Those in Thee Versions Galore Facebook Fanclub pondering how a man wearing a flip-flop as an accessory (see Cecil’s right shoulder above) could ever sound sincere, got the original and a re-edit just waiting on the wall for you…