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Sunday, July 11th, 2010

"Jimmy"

Of Montreal covers M.I.A.

Photo By Patrick HeagneyPatrick HeagneyThere’s an interesting chain of evidence with this week’s selection. Back in Fall of 2008, even though their hands should have been quite full with the release of Skeletal Lamping, Athenian Georgians Of Montreal still found the time to release a non-album 7″ with a slow funk jam cover of M.I.A.’s “Jimmy”, as the A-side.

“Jimmy” was the second single from M.I.A.’s 2007 sophomore record Kala, and itself was a cover of sorts, building on the song “Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja” from the 1982 Bollywood film Disco Dancer, and was originally penned by one Bappi Lahiri, aka “The Disco King”. No, these are not things I normally know, but that’s why we have Wikipedia. Interesting, no?

Both M.I.A. and Of Montreal are coming out with new records this year; M.I.A.’s /\/\/\Y/\ is out as of this Tuesday, and Of Montreal’s False Priest is still a few months away, due out on September 14. Bappi Lahari continues to score countless Bollywood films.

MP3: Of Montreal – “Jimmy”
Video: M.I.A. – “Jimmy”
Video: Bappi Lahiri – “Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja”

By : Frank Yang at 10:33 am
Category: Chromewaves Radio

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  1. david says:

    Here’s a video of Kevin Barnes covering the song solo at the 2008 Hot Freaks day party:

    http://www.vimeo.com/818974