Thursday, January 6, 2011

cover story: Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit, along with Craig Finn (of the Brooklyn-based The Hold Steady) covered the 1976 Elton John cracker "Dont go breaking my heart". 

Performed live at Terminal 5 in NYC this cover is great. Truly. They stay true to the clangy, sing-a-long 70's tune, yet make it totally rockable.

I cant help but smile at the gravelly Rod Stewart-esque opening lines and I totally believe everything he's singing (which can often be the downfall of covers).

Give it a listen. Let me know if you agree. If you dont, screw you.

Here's the origional too:

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