Saturday 5 March 2011

"If You're Gonna Play It Out Of Tune, Play It Out Of Tune Properly" pt 2

In today's hotly awaited instalement the Fall cover a song that when I first read what it was thought "it has to be a different song, no way are the Fall covering disco" but of course they were and it was magic.

Lost In Music was originally recorded by the grand daughters of the opera singer Viola Williams,  Sister Sledge. The Sisters, as they were indeed four sisters took the Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards produced track to number 17 in the UK charts in 1979 and would be heard in discotheques the world over. On the b side is the best track the sisters recorded Thinking Of You, with one of the most identifiable intros ever.

Sister Sledge - Lost In Music

The Fall covered it and I have to say,  made the song their own in 1993 on the Infotainment Scan album. Possibly the finest cover version ever recorded.

The Fall - Lost In Music


Simon said...

Thinking Of You is one of my all time favourite songs by anybody. Hate the Weller versh mind you, but the original is simply superb.

Mondo said...

Not as bad I'd been preparing for - w were only talking about this last week with Neil Beard (more on that Monday - or here if you fancy an early listen)

Mondo said...

On the subject of out of tune - check some of the strummed breaks on this Bowie classic - 2:37 ish

davyh said...


darcy said...

Fair shout re best SS track. Their early "Love Don't Go Through No Changes On Me" gets my vote too.