Monday, June 7, 2010

Cover version of the day - Atrocity, "The Sun Always Shines on TV"

In my view, a-ha's best song wasn't the video favorite "Take On Me." Their best song was a later one, "The Sun Always Shines on TV."

While trying to find the a-ha video for that song, I found Atrocity's version. Take the most disturbing parts of Devo's "Beautiful World," amplify them by ten, add operatic dramatics, and add the aforementioned Scandinavian song, and you have this video.

The song is taken from the album Werk 80 II, a sequel to Werk 80. Both albums include cover versions of a number of 1980s hits; the second installment includes (in addition to the a-ha song) Depeche Mode's "People Are People" and Visage's "Fade to Grey." A review of the album can be found at
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