Wicked Cover Game
Is there a more 1990ish, MTV-flavored song and video than Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game"? The gorgeous cinematography, a super-model, that twangy, throbbing heartbreak?
Pure pre-internet Anglo pop music.
Then along comes 2018, and a damn car advertisement uses Ursine Vulpine's cover. To sell an automobile. Even if it was Alfa Romeo, which I am not so sure it was. Thank goodness they stopped after fifteen or so seconds.
Of course, as it happens, Jaguar used the Chris Isaak version to sell their fine autos way back when, so I should shake off the old geezer cloak of crankiness.
Bonus: For a solid dose of extra-suede trippiness, play them both at the same time.
To complete the game, here's –– of course –– the James Vincent McMorrow cover used in Game of Thones' trailer, plus a version from young, differently-keyed London Grammar. I don't recommend playing these two against one another: way too wicked.
1/16/2018 09:43:56 am
Helena Christiansen! Chickabow-wow!
1/18/2018 01:05:37 pm
In a totally non-creepizoid way, I am with you, OleBlueEyes.
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