Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Different Neville Gets Phunky

I was watching the 1990 Christian Slater classic Pump Up The Volume last night, and a bluesy, organ-drenched slow-burner of a track jumped out at me. Now I've seen the movie before, but I didn't recall hearing the song before. Anyway, with a little research, I discovered it was "Why Can't I Fall In Love," by Ivan Neville, the son of Aaron Neville (the human vocal equivalent of helium). While I'm not a fan of Aaron, I liked Ivan's bluesy, gritty vocals, and his organ-playing is top-notch. Turns out Neville's got a pretty tight band together now, Dumpstaphunk, and here they are covering the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil."

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