I had one of those sickening moments this morning when I realised the song I listened to when I was a kid wasn’t actually the original. I should have guessed, because the trance era is jam-packed full of 70s and 80s remakes. *Hangs head in shame
So anyway, this is the eerie original I discovered on the radio this morning. That is an excellent barnet he’s sporting, I’m sure he used to visit his coiffeur daily, lmao:
Then the remake by Tenth Planet, remixed by Vincent De Moor. I used to go ape sh1t to this stuff…I’ll have to dig out my vinyl and give it a spin this afternoon 😀
While alive, Van Zandt was labeled as a cult musician: though he had a small and devoted fanbase, he never had a successful album or single, and even had difficulty keeping his recordings in print. In 1983, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard covered his song “Pancho and Lefty”, scoring a number one hit on the Billboard country music charts. Despite achievements like these, the bulk of his life was spent touring various dive bars, often living in cheap motel rooms, backwoods cabins and on friends’ couches. Van Zandt was notorious for his drug addictions, alcoholism, and his tendency to tell tall tales. When young, he was diagnosed with manic depression, and insulin shock therapy erased much of his long-term memory.
As if the Bad Day Remix wasn’t more than enough, Xaphoon “one half of Chiddy Bang” Jones delivered again with a shit hot remix of Darwin Deez’ Radar Detector. Chiddy Bang are on a UK tour just now and I’m gonna try to cop myself some tickets, you should do the same!