BS172 Flunk: Cover Ups - The Home Recordings

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Flunk:
Cover Ups - The Home Recordings

Format: Digital Album
Catalogue number: BS172
Release date: 28. oct 2016

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01

True Faith

02

See You

03

Only You

04

Make It Good

05

Femme Fatale

06

Last Word

07

Hero

08

Silent Night

09

Wish Upon A Star


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Som tittelen indikerer, så er "Cover Ups" en samling med coverlåter fra Flunk. Coverlåter har alltid vært en viktig del av Flunk's musikk, den aller første Flunk-innspillingen var nemlig en cover av New Orders "Blue Monday". Alle albumene fra Flunk har hatt med (minst) en coverlåt, både på album, og som singel-b-sider.

De fleste coverlåtene på "Cover Ups - The Home Recordings" er blitt spilt inn i stua under Flunks band-julebord. Det har blitt en tradisjon for bandet å spille inn en, to eller tre coverlåter (uten å øve på dem på forhånd) på julebordene i begynnelsen av desember. Først var det Yazoos "Only You", året etter "Make It Good" av Fink og Velvet Undergrounds "Femme Fatale". I fjor ble Disney-klassikeren "When You Wish Upon A Star" og tittellåten fra filmen "Brotherhood", "Hero", av Family Of The Year innspilt. New Orders "True Faith" ble spilt inn på et hotellrom i Mares i Paris, Depeche Modes "See You" er fra innspillingene av albumet "Personal Stereo" rett utenfor Botanisk hage i Oslo og "Silent Night" ble spilt inn på kjøkkenet hos Ulf mens de ventet på en konsert på det gamle fyrhuset på Kuba ved Akerselva. Saint Thomas-coveren "Last Word" ble også spilt inn hjemme.

Det beste med å gjøre cover-låter er: a) sangene er ferdige, b) låtene funker, c) det er moro, d) det får deg til å tenke på andre ting når du venter på en konsert på et hotell eller har en fridag på turné og e) det er sanger som alle i bandet liker. Så det vil definitivt kommer flere coverlåter fra Flunk framover!

As the name implies, Cover Ups is a collection of Flunk covers. Cover songs have always been a part of Flunk right from the first ever Flunk track in the making, a cover of New Order’s "Blue Monday". All of the Flunk albums have included cover songs, on the album, and as single b-sides. So Flunk love covers, always did, always will.

There is no "Blue Monday" version on "Cover Ups - The Home Recordings". It was never recorded in the same setting as the nine recordings on this compilation. Most of the songs were recorded in living rooms during the band’s christmas parties. It has become a tradition, doing one, two or three unpractised covers after a meal of Indian or Chinese. First it was Yazoo’s "Only You". Fink’s "Make It Good" and the Velvet Underground song "Femme Fatale" were recorded on the same night. Last year, the Disney classic "Wish Upon A Star" and the theme song by Family Of The Year from the fantastic movie "Brotherhood" were put on tape. New Order’s "True Faith" was recorded in a hotel room in Paris’ Mares area, Depeche Mode’s "See You" is an outtake from the recordings for the "Personal Stereo" album and "Silent Night" was recorded before one of the band’s very few Oslo concerts, just across the river from the venue, in Ulf’s kitchen. The Saint Thomas cover, "Last Word", was also recorded at home.

Some of the great things about doing covers are: a) they’re finished songs, b) they work, c) they’re good fun and take your mind off things, d) they kill time when you’re at a hotel and waiting for a gig and e) all of the band instantly like them. So there will be more coming, it’s a promise!


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