Thursday, November 12, 2020

Burning Down The House - Tom Jones and The Cardigans

There's no use trying to make sense of this song. David Byrde just said stuff that sounded good together. There really isn't a theme at all.

However, this cover is part of a theme. Tom Jones went to musicians he liked, and said "I want to do a duet with you. Pick a producer you like, and let's do a song in your general style; I just want to sing."

This makes a song that's an interesting mix of Jones' hamming and the Cardigans' indie pop. (The video is even more gonzo, but it doesn't improve the song enough to make it a Better in the Video song.)

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