Sunday, August 24, 2014

Play Rare Abba Cover From Th' Faith Healers Here!

In the years before the Internet, Th' Faith Healers got lumped in with the shoegaze era but there was something not quite right about that label.

Th' Faith Healers were scuzzy and rough and more like Sonic Youth than Chapterhouse, when it came right down to it. And they covered Can which put them closer to other Too Pure label acts like Stereolab than stuff like Ride.

This cover of Abba's "S.O.S' is from a 1991 Peel Session and it's a roaring and vaguely sinister riff-rocker. I dig it and now you can dig it too.