Dear Tame Impala: Please Stop Covering the Flaming Lips

Tame Impala

Unless, of course, you think you can tackle “Jesus Shooting Heroin”…

 By Perez Mills

 Bloggers have been wetting their pants lately, so it seems, over the fact that buzzband Tame Impala has been covering the Flaming Lips in concert. Below, you can check out the much-embedded versions of “Silver Trembling Hands” and “Are You A Hypnotist?” and while one man’s opinion is at least as valuable as another man’s arsehole, it’s pretty hard to avoid the fact that the former track is tentative and unfocused (where the original was emphatic and, uh, unfocused), while the latter is just a meandering snoozeathon (compared to the original, which was a meandering mindfuck).

 Our suggestion to the band: consult the Rolling Stones back catalog for your next burst of inspiration. Maybe hum a few bars of “Start Me Up,” eh? Oh, and fire that keyboard player, too. He makes you sound like Supertramp.

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