Exclusive Video Premiere: Dance Hall Pimps, "Sorrow"
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:59:46
ARTISTdirect has teamed up with Dance Hall Pimps to premiere their video for "Sorrow." The song appears on their album The Dead Don't Walk, out November 5 via Growling Moon Records.
Here, the band covered a cover! In keeping with the band's tradition of pimped-out covers, they tackled David Bowie's famous cover of "Sorrow" -- originally done by The McCoys.
"We like to pimp out cover tunes and make them our own," singer RJ Comer told us. "We pimped out 'Sorrow' in honor of David Bowie, who released his version in October 1973. For the 40th anniversary of Bowie's release, we transposed the song to a minor key and featured the horns, but otherwise kept the basic structure of Bowie's version and built it to a dramatic climax we think Bowie would appreciate. For the lyric video, we pulled graphic elements from Bowie's early '70s wardrobe and his personal style and built that into the animation. There are lots of Bowie references in the graphics of our video. True Bowie fans will spot them."
Now that you are aware of those key details, you can enjoy the song and the clip.
What did you think of Dance Hall Pimps and "Sorrow?" Did you spot all the Bowie references?