Saturday, November 14, 2020

14 November 2020 - The Polyphonic Spree - Lithium

The Polyphonic Spree are a strange choice of a band to do a mostly faithful cover of a classic song.  I mean, of all the bands, why a full chorus featuring a French horn, a pretty complete strings section, and a lot of other instruments found in more orchestras than rock bands.  

Except they aren't a strange pick.  You see, the vocalist of Tthe Polyphonic Spree used to front a band called Tripping Daisy..... this band was a reaction to THAT band's guitarist suddenly dying.  It is there that you can hear the Nirvana influence (although they seem a bit more Green Day-y to me).  

What The Polyphonic Spree bring are the excitement and exuberance - they retain the spirit of the party song this truly is.  

Plus their harp player looks an awful lot like Dave Grohl.  

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