Another autumn, and you’re dusting off October Rust for this year’s spins. Right?
Well of course.
Now, we know that Type O were already masters of the cover version from their Bloody Kisses rendition of ‘Summer Breeze’.
But what they did with ‘Cinnamon Girl’ was on a whole other level. And on that note, it pays to stop in awe for a moment at Neil Young’s original while we’re here.
Yes, Type O made it their own – adding big beats, flourishes, even playing with the lyrics, and of course that beautiful, beautiful guitar solo.
But Neil Young had in reality made it so easy for them. The reason: what a fucking riff.
Why didn’t they do the gnarly turn at the end though?
Anyway: for the season that’s in it, let’s enjoy both versions. Because that’s the beauty of music.
– Earl Grey ::: 18/09/18