Nicolas Collins/Peter Cusack – Baby It’s You

This is what happens when you leave a couple of nine-year-olds alone with your tape player. Or, rather, a couple of avant-garde performance artists/composers.

The great thing about this ‘cover’ of Baby It’s You is that it sounds completely artless and clumsy. There are some lovely and compelling moments (the voice singing over itself and the monkey’s guitar solo) but they mostly seem accidental. You’d probably be just as well kicking your record player down the stairs.

And although at the time it was probably considered (at least by Collins and Cusack themselves) to be a cutting-edge slice of sound manipulation, today it just seems sweetly naive. And a little bit silly.


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