Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Good Remake of a Remake

The Shiny Toy Guns version of Major Tom (Coming Home). I always considered the original Space Oddity one of the rare moments when popular music can transcend the genre. The Major Tom recreation of the 1980s was a synth ditty that I would expect to hear at college dorm parties at Amherst. It's a time capsule for the synth Brit sound of the early 80s that gave us other one hit wonders like "melt with you (stop the world)" and "cars". The new version, which is featured in some car ad, is an improvement on the 80s version.

I used to find the bad in everything in life and let it affect me, but I just can't anymore. Life's just to precious to dwell on the negatives.

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