Here’s a question: what other seemingly schmaltzy pop groups from the 80’s hide some true and honest diamonds in their catalog? The Outfield’s “Your Love” has been stripped down twice, ( jj’s new, beautiful version is below) and neither of those versions reek of snark or have their tongues in their cheeks. The Mountain Goats have covered Styx and Ace of Base and bring out the emotional veracity in those tunes. Here’s a challenge: cover a forgettable song from the 80’s and make it mean what it should have meant the first time around.
– Jeremy D. Larson