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The Smiths - Panic (Kitten Cover)
Published:
Dec 09, 2011
Total plays:
13,975
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100 times
Why do we like this?
Don't let the fact that they're fronted by a 16-year-old girl fool you, Kitten demand to be taken seriously with their balls to the wall pop-punk that recalls the likes of Fever to Tell-era Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Needless to say, I was extremely intrigued when I saw that they were tapped to cover The Smiths' classic, "Panic," for the upcoming tribute album, Please Please Please: A Tribute to the Smiths.

The truly stellar cover is bookended by a slowed down, spacey tease of another criminally underrated Smiths track, "Death of a Disco Dancer." Even though part of me thinks this clever inclusion is there just because Johnny Marr's original lightning fast 12-string opening riff was a little too much for Kitten to handle, the chosen alternative helps give "Panic" a refreshing and youthful reboot.

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