Neneh Cherry and the Swedish jazz ensemble the Thing latch onto the piquant edges of Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream,” a well loved anthem that is having a bit of a renaissance thanks to this and Bruce Springsteen’s elegiac live cover on his Devils and Dust tour. Cherry folds a lot of the pathos of the former two in her worn velvet voice but delivers each line the way the song title suggests: a sweet imperative bubbled up on effervescent drums. Neneh Cherry & the Thing will be releasing their debut, quasi cover album, The Cherry Thing June 19th on Smalltown Supersound, which will include covers of The Stooges, MF Doom, Ornette Coleman, and Don Cherry among others.
Stream: Neneh Cherry & the Thing, “Dream Baby Dream”
POSTED April 11, 2012 3:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS