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...hang the dj

...hang the dj is a music blog. Old school, shoegaze, psych, and darkwave are featured genres.

Legal disclaimer: This blog is my personal, independent website. It is not affiliated with Bell Media, nor does it represents the thoughts, opinions, desires, etc of Bell Media

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Or hit me up on Twitter: @CristinaRocks

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2013/10/14

Jane Horrocks, the actress probably best known in North America for her portrayal of Bubble on the hit comedy Absolutely Fabulous, has recorded a cover of Joy Division's "Isolation." Horrocks enlisted help from Rat Scabies of the Damned and Scott Firth of Public Image Limited for the recording, which debuted on British radio last week. Her take on "Isolation" is the first taste of Horrocks' musical series of covers - she recently revealed that she's also recorded Morrissey's "Life Is A Pigsty" and she is entertaining the idea of covering Cabaret Voltaire! Horrocks decided to release the Joy Division cover first because she's a huge fan:

"I've been a Joy Division fan since my early teens. I wanted to cover their song "Isolation" because of Ian Curtis's incredibly potent lyrics, which I felt might have a different resonance when sung by a woman. My good friend (the brilliant music producer) "Kipper" helped me to realise this new version of the song with the distinctive drums of Mr Rat Scabies (late of The Damned) and the heavy bass of Scott Firth (now of PIL). Cameron Crag mixed the track for us and helped present the lyrics in a very different way, accenting their vulnerability and simple poetic beauty."

Stream "Isolation" by Jane Horrocks below and purchase digitally from iTunes and Amazon. So far there isn't a plan to release the cover physically.



Published on October 14th, 2013 @ 6:05 AM