Thursday, 15 October 2015

The Cover Version - The Postmarks cover Blondie's "11:59"

take me down the highway like a rocket to the ocean - we can run ....

A real nice blast form the recent past, here!

Yap, the wonderful - and badly missed - Postmarks do a fine version of Blondie's deliciously odd, frenetic, apocalyptic love song (else a tribute to High Noon!) "11:59".

The band recored the song for their gorgeous album of cover versions By The Numbers, released in 2008.

In 2008, The Postmarks had the novel idea to release a new song each month (via Emusic) with each month represented by a cover version of a song with a number in it; January was "One Note Samba," February was "You Only Live Twice," and so on. The song titles climb from one to eleven while the twelfth track is cleverly left to a version of the Pointer Sisters' "Pinball Number Count"!

In November that year, the songs were collected on CD under the title  By The Numbers.

The original "11:59", of course, appeared on Blondie's classic Parallel Lines LP back in 1978.

The lovely video here was directed by the Postmarks own Jonathan Wilkins.

Oh yeah ..... Tim Yehezkely, I still fucking love you, wherever the hell you've gone to!

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