“Under The Bridge” is a classic, no two ways about it. If you are under 35 years of age, there is a very, very high likelihood that you have have been in a vehicle at some point in your life with this song playing and had some saccharine, contemplative moment as you applied the melancholy of Anthony Keidis doing heroin under the L.A. bridge to your own life at the moment. It’s a classic for several generations. Who would dare try and retouch a classic? Scoop De-fuckin-Ville.
I’ve already explained in several other posts how Scoop is a powerhouse in the making, the serious lineage he comes from, and how his remixes are always on point. Well, this is no exception.
The emotive guitar is replaced with deceptively simple keys and somehow, Scoop manages to breath new life into this old track. As an added bonus, the young L.A. star tacks on the Mary Tyler Moore theme song at the end, and somehow it seems perfectly apt without crossing the border into corny. Awesome.