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Whatever Happened To The Funky Race?

Posted in Music Reviews,Pop,Rock by M on July 11, 2006

Try this recipe!

  1. Take The Ark‘s hit anthem “It Takes A Fool To Remain Sane” from 2000.
  2. Have it covered by Italian hacks Punk Division, who previously butchered The White Stripes.

The result? Something that sounds a heck of a lot like the New Radicals!

Gregg Alexander from the New Radicals in the video for You Get What You Give

I’m giving Punk Division a pass this time just because their vocalist is totally nineties! Sure, the original Ark vocalist Ola Salo sounds similar, too, but Punk Division’s anonymous session musicianship buffs the song’s sharp glam edges into something that can pass for good ol’ American pop rock! Well, besides that Italian accent….

Plus, the Punk Division cover comes with a T&F vs Moltosugo remix! Their smooth disco sound is all wrong for this cover, but I love T&F! And Moltosugo! You’ve got the music in you!

But don’t dis The Ark, this is still the second best song that has “Fool” in the title.

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