Last time we heard from the Horrors side project Cat’s Eyes, they were loudly, slowly churning through a cover of Grinderman’s “When My Baby Comes.” There, the song stayed quiet and meditative until it exploded three minutes in. In their latest cover, of “The Crying Game,” it remains brooding throughout.
Performed on a vintage Wurlitzer organ and the English horn cor anglais (a cousin of the oboe), the ethereal performance swirls round your ear canals, transporting you to a deserted chamber in the London museum where they filmed it. A far cry indeed from the Pet Shop Boys-produced Boy George version that was a hit in the early ‘90s. Far, too, from the Dave Berry original, which, like yesterday’s Brenda Lee song, featured young session whiz Jimmy Page on guitar. Cat’s Eyes employs a guitar too, but next to the haunting melodies Rachel Zeffira coaxes from the vintage instruments, you hardly notice. Check it out below.
Cat’s Eyes – The Crying Game (Dave Berry cover)
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