Friday, February 15, 2008

Covers, B-Sides, and Rarities: The Kooks' "All That She Wants"

I apologize for the lack of posts that’s been hitting this blog lately, it’s partly because I was severely caught up in the massive slew of assignments and mid-term exams, and partly because the internet service provider was going through a maintenance process hence the down-time, and partly because I was so worn-out, that during in the middle of writing a post, I fell asleep, and later realized that it was already morning, and I was already late to class. Anyhoo, here are a week's worth of post, that was pre-written but never had the chance of posting up until now. So go spoil yourselves and of course, hope you’ll enjoy it.


Is anyone looking forward to the Kooks’ new album that’s due this April? I don’t know about you, but I’m extra looking forward to it, and the reason to that, is a reason that I can’t quite string into coherent sentences. But if you really want to know, than the only reply I could give is that, ‘There’s just something about them….’. Though the music doesn’t quite, necessarily make me go ga-ga over them, I know better than to completely ignore the music of the Kooks. Lead singer, Luke Pritchard’s drawls and swerves are uniquely his own, giving the music a twang of originality that exudes a sharp confidence; thrust upon the listeners as if we weren’t given a choice, and immediately grabbing your attention.

This remake of the very auto-tuned song from Ace of Bace’s ‘All that She Wants’ is a fine one. The Kooks managed to do a major complete 180 degrees turnaround while at the same time, breathing into it a new life that it very much had needed. But, most of all, they managed to do what all great covers have in common; they managed to make it their own.

|mp3| The Kooks - All That She Wants (Ace of Base cover)