Sunday, May 26, 2013

Song of the Week - The Guns of Brixton by Arcade Fire

Here's a 2007 live recording of Arcade Fire doing the Clash song, "The Guns of Brixton". I'm not familiar with the original but this version is fabulous. It also clearly features someone playing what I believe is a hurdy gurdy.


5 comments:

Hackenbush said...

Don't think I've ever seen a bullhorn used in quite that way before.

Backstop Cards said...

Ok, I'll be "that guy".

WHAT? You've never heard Guns of Brixton!?!

Ok, now that its out of the way, not a bad rendition, but I'm biased, the original was the first song I ever heard by The Clash, and is one of my favorites.

capewood said...

@Backstop, I plan to find a version of the Clash version. I have a few Clash albums but "Guns of Brixton" just isn't coming to mind.

@Hackenbush, Arcade Fire has bullhorns in every video of them I've seen.

capewood said...

What a dope I am. "Guns of Brixton" from "London Calling". Right there in my iTunes library.

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