Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Jose Gonzalez: Love Will Tear Us Apart

I don't know what it is, but he's got it. He doesn't seem to be as burdened with the legacy of this song. The New Order version just has too much fucking baggage, and inevitably triggers all these comparisons with the original. How could it not?

This guy just goes and does it, almost as if he's in a hurry, with a voice that reminds me a little of Ian Curtis - deep, and monotonous - the kind of voice you'd expect announcing the arrival of a new train, or paging somebody on the hotel PA.

I must admit, if it was Ian Curtis's voice announcing the coming train, maybe I wouldn't get on it.

R.I.P. to the ones who have left without joy from this world.

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