Over the last few weeks, I’ve been able to pick up a few bargains in shops, as the recession starts to bite and I feel guilty about spending too much money on music etc.. Last week I picked up Red Road on DVD, which I’d been meaning to buy for ages, having read rave reviews about it, and having not got round to seeing it.
Like many films set in Scotland over the last ten years ago, it’s quirky, stylish and very dark, more in the vein of, say Shallow Grave, Hallam Foe, or Morvern Cellar than the likes of Local Hero. Anyway, worth seeing (Fopp have it in stock for £3, but it’s worth more).
It finished with a gorgeous version of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ performed by Honeyroot, which I think I’d heard somewhere before, but had to track it down and post it here. Simple, stripped down, and very affecting:
Honeyroot -‘Love Will Tear Us Apart.’ mp3
…and for sheer contrast:
Alabama 3 -‘Love Will Tear Us Apart.’ mp3
…and both of the Swans’ takes on it:
Swans -‘Love will Tear Us Apart (Michael Gira vocal).’ mp3
Swans -‘Love Will Tear Us Apart (Jarboe vocal).’ mp3