Sunday, January 22, 2012

KILLER COVERS || Peaches & Moullinex: "Maniac"

The only Peaches videos I've seen up until now have been Muppet-related, so color me surprised to find bitch is so flexible.  This cover of the Flashdance / Michael Sembello classic comes replete with a NSFW video that offers a seedier approach to the working girl stripper played by Jennifer Beals in the movie: here the omnidexterous Peaches is a peep show booth dancer courting what appears to be a French mafia greaser.  The track is essentially a Moullinex song with Peaches guest starring rather than a full blown collaboration; it was recorded for an EP of cover songs from the disco-era Casablanca Records catalog.  That EP, Casablanca Reworks, came out January 13th on Gomma Records (excerpts here).

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