Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Walter Alice Sickert Covers Norma Tanega

Sure it's November 2, but that doesn't mean we can't have one last Halloween treat for you all! Late Friday Walter Alice Sickert released a cover of Norma Tanega's "You're Dead." If you're like me, you have no idea who Norma Tanega is and certainly have never heard "You're Dead," but then you'll listen to the original and immediately know it without having any idea how or why you know it. It's a joyous rock song with plenty of 60's groove that is somehow in my musical memory banks. A Quentin Tarantino movie would make the most sense. (Turns out it's the theme for What We Do in the Shadows, which I really need to give another shot.) Sickert's version is somehow even groovier and more 60's than the original. In their hands, it has a swinging feel and sounds like it's from a classic variety show. It's more boisterous and celebratory, which makes sense since it's a song called "You're Dead," and this is Walter Sickert after all.

You can watch the video for Walter Alice Sickert's take on "You're Dead" below. The song is available as a free download via Bandcamp. For more on Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, check out the artist's Facebook and Twitter.

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