The Walkmen - Pussy Cats

Rating:7/10
Modern Music Review
Garage Rock
Fresh from releasing their third album, A Hundred Miles Off, in May, the Walkmen
are showing no signs of fatigue.It's recreating of Harry Nilsson's delicious "Pussy Cats" (1974) which was produced by John Lennon.Coming along with Walkmen,this sounds funnier than the original one.

A perfect cover of "Many Rivers To Cross" shows the character of this breathtaking band.
Hamilton Leithauser uses his dominant voice without seperating his infleunces (Tom Waits,Velvet Underground). They really love noise but not unintelligibly,Noise in their music really fits with the ferocious vocals."Subterranean Homesick Blues" an insane melody,"Don't Forget Me" king of sorrow,"All My Life" my favorite cover of this album and also it's a very nostalgic tune,it was the strongest at Nilsson's record."Black Sails" impress you easly,shot you down with its deep vocals,dark pianos.

"There was no real plan. It just sounded like a really fun idea," said Walkman Walt Martin."We decided what we wanted is do it pretty fast so it would stay fun the whole time, and we got lucky somehow and were able to do it fast. It never got to where it was a real drag. It was fun the whole time, somehow."

They had always loved "Pussy Cats"-- listening to it almost incessantly in their travels together and feeling something mysterious and magical with each listen. In a great, hilarious and rollicking way the album expresses feelings about musical and personal camaraderie that hit very close to the hearts of the Walkmen.I can recommend the original version of "Pussy Cats" too.This cover album is messy and it's what we used to listen from the Walkmen.Shut up!It's a great record!
For how this cover idea crashed into their head read at Pitchfork.
MM picks:All My Life
Listen:Don't Forget Me, Many Rivers to Cross
The Walkmen official website

2 COMMENTS:

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for this!!! been looking everywhere for it, with no luck. god speed.

Anonymous said...

yeah, walter martin isn't the singer. hamilton leithauser is.

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