!!! (Chk Chk Chk) Cover Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ and R.E.M.’s ‘Man on the Moon’

    Brooklyn dance-punk outfit !!! have shared two new covers (via Warp), tackling Tracy Chapman’s 1988 single ‘Fast Car’ and R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People track ‘Man on the Moon’. Take a listen below.

    !!! frontman Nic Offer explained in a statement: “R.E.M. was known as the killer house party band in Athens, years before they became MTV darlings. We re-imagined ‘Man on the Moon’ as something they would play at those house parties, in the thick of the James Brown/Ohio Players sample era. The goal was to make ‘Fast Car’ sound even faster. Something u would play in a FAST FUCKING CAR. The verses are the bitter small town feel of it all and the chorus is the fast car on the open highway — into a night of possibilities….”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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