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Track Of The Day #622: The Courtesans – The Power of Love(Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

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Feels like 1984 all over again what with Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know…’ being tripped out, Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ on a constant loop at our local convenience store following a particularly brutal split which I’m now suspecting the woes of which the erstwhile owner is ensuring everyone shares though thankfully no frogs to lead McCartney into naff pop oblivion and er this….A rather fine cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s year ending barnstormer ‘The Power of Love’ here trimmed, tooled up and taken for a spin by ‘all girl doom poppers’  the Courtesans. This brooding babe comes armed and applied with a darkening shadowy edge curdling the mix morphing it into something coolly steeled in a minimalist statuesque bliss kissed industrial grooving to reveal a seductively purred tension forming stateliness. Which all said gives it the feel of some kind of spell forming Siren-esque love craft as opposed to the originals almost prayer like celebration, does it for us.

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