Wars and Windmills

12 August 2008

Doveman: Footloose

I will post a meatier post one day I swear. As for now if you haven't heard this remake of the Footloose soundtrack by Doveman you are desperately in need of a repentin' session and a few Hail Marys. This was made as an unauthorized album per a request from Doveman's childhood friend and was downloadable at one point, but to all of our misfortune the record label that owns the rights to the soundtrack put a cease and desist order so now it can only be streamed, but it is still worth your time. I have tried my darndest to find it via all my black market channels and have found nothing, not even cob webs.

The album has been pared down substantially from the original focusing merely on incredible keyboard talents and haunting vocals. Bangarang I say to that.

As I have addressed before, covers are often a spurious endeavour and can leave one feeling assaulted. Just as often, though, a cover is baby bear's porridge and leaves one feeling just right. I assure you Doveman's offering is the latter.

3 comments:

  1. the inspiration for the remake of the album sheds a bit 'o light on the tone of the album. very clever to think of those ULTRA poppy tunes in that aspect. Kenny Loggins is weeping in a corner somewhere. (The house at Pooh's Corner? Yes, maybe.)

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  2. Okay, so the record label put a cease and desist order on Doveman, just like the town tried to put a cease and desist order on dancing.
    Darren, you must be Doveman's Kevin Bacon.

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  3. Download Soulseek and you will be able to find the album.

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