Two Kornelius Flowers videos on YouTube:
Fire In The Air
Out on 1st of March 2015!
THE SHANES "The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill"
SumoRex/Broken Silence 2015, SR007 EP
If want to show GRANT HART of the legendary HÜSKER DÜ your respect by covering one of his songs you can't just copy the original. After all, this is a band that has never worried about pigeon-holing or expectations.
The Shanes have transformed the brilliantly raucous "Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" into a dark country anthem and at the same time put a surrealistic, trashy B-movie spin on the lyrics in the accompanying video.
As with their previous cover versions - "Sailor man" by Turbonegro, "Love will tear us apart" by Joy Division, and "Bite it you scum" by G.G. Allin, The Shanes have managed to rethink the song in a way that leaves its original form behind and puts it in a completely different light while always respecting the spirit of the original.
"The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" is one of those songs which, in the original, deliberately hide their beauty behind a wall of noise. It is a perfect pop song for people who can plumb the depths of a song.
While "Bite It You Scum" gave rise to world-wide controversy ranging from total enthusiasm to absolute rejection in the faithful G.G. Allin community - which would most probably have delighted G.G. Allin – "The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" received the blessing of its composer even before it was released: Grant Hart liked this version so much that he came up with the idea of a vinyl single that will even be distributed through his own label in the USA.
"The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" pays tribute to Hüsker Dü without copying them, and extracts the hidden beauty of the melody without downplaying it.
"A very haunting re-working of one of my dearest songs. Really cool." (Grant Hart/Hüsker Dü)
Sumo Rex Festival "The Beat Is Off" was just great!
The Shanes, Ivan Ivanovich & The Kreml Krauts, The Cherrypops and Toxkäpp made everyone dance!
We have put some more photos on our facebook page.
And on Youtube we have uploaded three Cherrypops videos for you:
The Cherrypops - Dein Haarschnitt und deine Gitarre
The Cherrypops - Träumer
The Cherrypops - Ciao und bis dann
>> Tour dates on The Shanes website
Ivan Ivanovich & The Kreml Krauts
17.10.2015 - Oberhausen Zentrum Altenberg
07.11.2015 - Potsdam T-Werk / Unidram Theaterfestival
30.12.2015 - Fürth, Kofferfabrik
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