Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Venetia Fair - Basically just does Karakoe

The Venetia Fair - Basically just does Karakoe (2013) Independent
Produced by Michael Abiuso / The Venetia Fair / Steve Sopchak
Tracks : 1.Bohemian rhapsody 2.Come on Eileen 3.Rock lobster 4.Jesus of suburbia 5.Camouflage, camouflage 6.The willing well III : Apollo II : The truth
3,5 out of 5

The Venetia Fair are an underrated band that deserves more attention in the world, they´re so cool and artsy and also enough crazy to take on some classic rock songs on their brand new album "Basically just does Karakoe".
It was released on Christmas eve and I´m thrilled to hear their versions in this jukebox of hits, they really have made these songs their own and I didn´t even like Dexys Midnight Runners "Come on Eileen" but The Venetia Fair gives new life to this 80´s hit and I love it.
B 52´s first single "Rock lobster" suits this amazing band just fine and should end up on every setlist from now on when TVF perform live. I must say that the opener "Bohemian rhapsody" is the most different version I´ve heard of this Queen classic and could also be the best cover of this magic piece of work.
Green Day´s "Jesus of Suburbia" is a bit boring and they do their very best to live it up but it´s the weakest effort on this 6 track album, however I do enjoy the last two tracks a whole lot more.
The post hardcore band The Blood Brothers and the alternative progrock band Coheed and Cambria must feel honored to have their songs "Camouflage, camouflage" and "The truth" in this great collection of fresh covers.
I can tell there´s a lot of love in the making of "Basically just does Karakoe".

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