Dec 132010

In 1972 T. Rex pioneered glam rock. In 2009 Neon Indian pioneered chillwave. Do these two genres have equal historical significance? Perhaps not. Still, hearing the intersection between two such disparate genres offers a chance to find unexpected common ground. Maybe.

Alan Palomo of Neon Indian apparently decided his fans weren’t listening to enough T. Rex, prompting a web freebie cover of “Children of the Revolution.” If this turns someone onto Marc Bolan, fantastic. It does present a pretty big departure though. Folks who like this spacey electro-thump wouldn’t necessarily make the leap to the glam-grunge original.

Check the cover out below, then weigh in on the biggest genre battle of 2010 (that I just made up): Glam vs. Chillwave. Pick a side! #TeamGlam

MP3: Neon Indian – Children of the Revolution (T. Rex cover)

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  4 Responses to “Neon Indian Goes Glam on T. Rex’s “Children of the Revolution””

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  1. The vocals are great, but those weird sound effects on the chorus are too distracting. I was always going to be on the “Glam” side anyway, but I couldn’t get past the first chorus, so this cover falls completely flat for me.

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