1979 (The Smashing Pumpkins COVER + Massive Attack SAMPLE)

Story Behind The Song

Our very first official cover song, dedicated to The Smashing Pumpkins and Massive Attack. We always love to cover songs that we loved in the past, and give a whole different sound to it. We switched the chord into a minor tone, cleverly hid the main guitar riffs hear and there, and added "Teardrop" samples on the back.

Song Description

Quote by Viva Radio Blog: The quartet's shameless love of the pop-hook makes them comparable to a more modernized Saint Etienne, another band whose recorded output was an homage to their record collection. But whereas Etienne covered "I'm Too Sexy" and sample Dusty Springfield, Love X Stereo covers "1979" and samples Massive Attack--all in one song.

Song Length 4:17 Genre Electronic - Drum N' Bass, Rock - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Tense, Restless Subject Youth, Present
Similar Artists Smashing Pumpkins, Massive Attack Language English
Era 1990 - 1999

Lyrics

shakedown 1979, cool kids never have the time

on a live wire right up off the street

you and i should meet

junebug skipping like a stone

with the headlights pointed at the dawn

we were sure wed never see an end to it all

and i dont even care to shake these zipper blues

and we dont know

just where our bones will rest

to dust i guess

forgotten and absorbed into the earth below

double cross the vacant and the bored

theyre not sure just what we have in the store

morphine city slippin dues down to see

that we dont even care as restless as we are

we feel the pull in the land of a thousand guilts

and poured cement, lamented and assured

to the lights and towns below

faster than the speed of sound

faster than we thought wed go, beneath the sound of hope

justine never knew the rules,

hung down with the freaks and the ghouls

no apologies ever need be made, i know you better than you fake it

to see that we dont care to shake these zipper blues

and we dont know just where our bones will rest

to dust i guess

forgotten and absorbed into the earth below

the street heats the urgency of now [written: sound]

as you can see theres no one around

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