Sunday, March 27th, 2011
"I Wanna Be Adored"
The Raveonettes cover The Stone Roses
Vice RecordsThough they formed a decade ago, The Raveonettes are still a couple years from being able to mark the 10-year anniversary of their first album Chain Gang Of Love, the duo have been called on to mark some other notable anniversaries of late. Last Summer, they were one of a number of acts tapped to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martens and their iconic shoes by way of a cover.
For their selection they chose the first single from The Stone Roses, whose self-titled debut had itself just turned 20 the year before. It’s a pretty straight reading, though there’s no mistaking Sharin Foo’s icy coo for Ian Brown’s… Ian Brown-ness. And though she doesn’t appear in the video they made for the track – they go for an updated Harold & Maude-type narrative – I would imagine she’s a better dancer as well.
The Raveonettes’ new record Raven In The Grave came out last week and they’ll be in town on April 2 for both a free acoustic in-store at Sonic Boom at 6PM and a fully electrified and surely deafening show at The Phoenix later that same evening. The Stone Roses will, thankfully, probably never reunite and their legacy will remain intact. And though I’m generally loathe to recommend people re-buy records they should already own, I will say the John Leckie-remastered The Stone Roses that came out in 2009 is absolutely worth picking up as the sonic improvements are vast. There is actually some low end now! And Doc Martens remain great shoes.