[mp3] The Kills - "Pale Blue Eyes"

The Velvet Underground’s adulterous masterpiece “Pale Blue Eyes” is one of the most oft-covered songs in the indie-rock canon, but that doesn’t stop U.K. duo The Kills from having a go at it. The song wouldn’t work if the matter-of-fact melody and lyrics were tampered with, so Alison Mosshart doesn’t fuck with perfection here, as she and Jamie Hince offer an affecting, stripped down take that stands with the best versions I’ve heard.

MP3 :: Pale Blue Eyes (follow link)
(free download through Levi’s Pioneer Sessions 2010)

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