Monday, February 14, 2011

JDIZZY's 365 # 276: My Body Is A Cage

My Body Is A Cage - The Arcade Fire (2007)

Well, it's only fitting that the night after The Arcade Fire shocked the music world, we come to them on the ol' 365. The Suburbs is undoubtedly one of the best albums in recent times but today we turn back to their previous release, Neon Bible, which is one of the best albums of all time. Wide open where The Suburbs is more insular, Neon Bible is indie rock's Boston. It is overblown in the best way, and nowhere better than on today's track, which happens to be the last one on the record. Dealing with personal struggles in the face of the world, Win Butler delivers his most impassioned performance to date, with the rest of the boys and girls building to a climax of proportions not seen since The Beatles' A Day In the Life. It also helped that the best fan made music video EVER accompanied it. Using Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West as its visual source, it's crafted in such a way to make you believe The Arcade Fire was the house band for the Spaghetti Westerns. If the genre ever comes back, I think they should be contacted immediately for this very purpose.

Peter Gabriel just might end up being Art rock's Johnny Cash when it comes to splendid covers.

No comments:

Post a Comment