World Needs Now
In this post-Austin
Powers world, it's finally okay to admit what a great songwriter
Burt Bacharach is. On this album, Big Deal records has their power pop
stable take on the Bacharach songbook.
It's a tight fit, and
while the execution gets a little iffy in some places, for the most part it
works out well. The Wondermints dreamy take of "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
even makes the neat trick of nearly matching the original. Also cool are
Splitsville's rocky roll through "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" and the
Vandalias' fuzztone romp through the ultimate sexist devotional creed, "Wishin'
All of the songs here
are pretty terrific, but few of them come close to touching the originals.
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