Neko & Nick’s Zombies Cover Streaming Online

 

“She’s Not There”
actually does live up to the original version. Two thumbs up.

 

By Fred Mills

 

No, no – we mean the BAND the Zombies. As previously
announced, Neko Case and Nick Cave have teamed up to record a version of the
Zombies’ classic ‘60s song “She’s Not There” for the new season of HBO hit
series True Blood. As KCRW-FM’s Gary
Calamar, who just happens to also be the Music Supervisor for the TV show, relates
in his blog at the KCRW site, the song will be in the season premiere episode:

 

“If you are a fan of True
Blood
,” writes Calamar,you know
that each episode is named after one of the songs that are in that episode. So
it’s always exciting for me to crack open the script and see what the writer
has in mind for the title and the song that I will ultimately need to track
down and license for use in the show. When I received the first script for
episode #401, written by Alex Woo, I saw the title “She’s Not There,” one of my
favorite songs by 60′s British Invaders The Zombies. Alex had suggested that we
use the Santana version of the song. I thought well, we’ve got some time. Why
don’t we try and produce a new, fresh version of this classic and make it our
own? Let’s have some fun with this – Bon Temps Louisiana Style.”

 

Calamar subsequently rounded up Louisiana
guitarist CC Adcock to work up a new, swamp-goth arrangement for the song, and pretty soon
calls were being made to both Neko and Nick, professed fans of True Blood. You can hear the sonic
results streaming right now at the KCRW site.

 

 

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