Almost 30 years (gasp!) into their career and 23 years after their first long-player, Eleventh Dream Day recently released their tenth album, Riot Now! In celebration of that release, they have also trickled out a couple of bonus-track covers where they pay tribute to Joy Division and Brian Eno. On both covers they show no signs of slowing down, playing with a fury that puts young punkers to shame.
On Joy Division’s “Isolation,” the band stay true to the feel of the original: driving bass and desperate lead vocals. The fidelity of this live recording even sounds similar to that of the live version on Still. Their version of Eno’s “I’ll Come Running,” though, stands as a complete makeover. They ditch Eno’s dreamy atmosphere and trippy piano in favor of driving, distorted guitars and a closing solo in the mold of Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Listen to both tracks below. (via My Old Kentucky Blog)
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