11 March 2009

The Flaming Lips go over the borderline

The Flaming Lips covering Madonna's "Borderline" makes me happy. First off, the original is one helluva song. Smothered in 80s pop goodness, the chorus bursts with hearts and stars and whatever else is it that lust at first sight is made of. But then the Lips come along and imbue it with their undeniable stamp of psychedelia. Spacey and percussive, it sounds like it could have been their own all along. And that's the mark of damn a good cover.

Listen and watch the video on Amazon

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