Monday, 8 June 2015


Of late, I have become greatly enamoured by The Filmcast’s  strange cover of the Jimmy Ruffin song ‘What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?’ 

I like the original very much, but this version has a woozy oddness about it, as if the band members are in different time zones, except for the saxophonist, who seems to be on the Moon. 

The emotionless vocals are very 1980, but the dissociative nature of the production and the pervading sense of weary futility mainly evoke a future disaster, ultimately sounding a little like a karaoke contest in the midst of a nuclear winter - but then it was recorded in Wokingham.

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