It’s presumptuous to think a cover of a Ramones’ song would inherently be fast-paced, aiming to achieve the same energy the band originally produced, but that’s not a realistic anticipation. And Superhumanoids, a Los Angeles band making ethereal pop, have recorded a version of “I Wanna Be Sedated” which challenges any such expectations.
The original version was written as a response to being worked to death and suffering the monotony of touring. With Superhumanoids’ version, and singer Sarah Chernoff’s soprano delivery, it may be a fair suggestion that their version be titled “I Wanna Be (More) Sedated.” The song is slow, spacey, and calm, providing no concrete hint as to why she desires sedation since it sounds like she is already there. The discrepancy between lyrics and pace add some mystery, allowing for new interpretations. Our guess: The song is now a plea to escape ennui. Download below. (via Impose)
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