1. rq says

    How can you do that to a classic? Eh? Finally someone does this song as sexy as it deserves -- it’s always had that winding vibe, this just takes it to the proper level and then some.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    They do it both ways, simple, bare and droning as well as big and orchestrated and exhuberant. And they make it work. I like the original, I like this and I like the version by Smack (which was the probably the one I heard first).

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    At least one of the guitarists in Smack (Rane Raitsikka [real name Harri Jäntti]), who stayed in USA for over 20 years after Smack’s attempt to break it there went bust, is still active and plays now in a hip hop crossover group called Atomirotta (Atomic Rat) and is married to Ville Valo’s ex-gf (this is a small country).

    Rane’s half sister Manna (wearing the black turtleneck in the video) is also musically talented, a singer.

    I don’t know about the other guitarist or bass player, the drummer is a builder/carpenter nowadays and the singer is dead.

  4. says

    Ice Swimmer:

    Atomirotta (Atomic Rat)

    There’s a name I have to love.

    and is married to Ville Valo’s ex-gf

    If it’s the one he was engaged to, he has my sympathies.

  5. DonDueed says

    Is it okay if I complain a little about the original song? It has always annoyed me that the first verse rhymes “black” with “black”.

  6. says

    Don Dueed:

    I would be destroyed with astonishment if you did not complain.

    It has always annoyed me that the first verse rhymes “black” with “black”.

    That’s done more than once in the song, and the last verse doesn’t rhyme at all. Perhaps they should be dragged through the streets on a hurdle for such a crime.

  7. chigau (違う) says

    I enjoyed the video very much.
    I liked the original but I never really understood the lyrics.
    Now I do. (sort of)
    those girls are flexible
    my back hurt just watching them

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