Monday, April 26, 2010

Don´t It Make Ya Wanna

"Tell me lies, and put your loving arms around me..." As reader Holly pointed out in a recent comment, These Immortal Souls once did a fine cover version of the James Osterberg obscurity Open Up & Bleed, as featured below in Wild Weekend Vol. 16. The Souls were the late great Rowland S. Howard´s band of course, of Birthday Party fame. Released as the b-side to their first single back in ´87, it´s full of menacing, bitter junkie vocals and remarkably airy guitar strumming. That viola, played by Harriet Freeman, should have been just a bit more prominent in the mix.

These Immortal Souls - Open Up & Bleed MP3