Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The House of Love The Beatles and the Stones Remix EP
A very bright, very vivid cover and a wonderful, wonderful recording. Yes, I did a double-take when "Beady Eye" put out their own song called "Beatles and Stones" or whatever and I thought that, perhaps, they were doing a cover. They didn't. They just used a very similar title.
I like this for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the quasi-3D image on the back, which is very much in line with the non-image projected by bands in the early 1990s.
This one, though, is a classic. I really enjoy this single, although probably not so much this version. At the time of this release, Fontana was using multiple producers who couldn't relate to the band and this somewhat "unauthorized" remix of the single came out without the full blessing of main songwriter Guy Chadwick. But, you could flip this thing over on your turntable and get Love IV and call it a win for the home team.