SONG: “Mesopotamia” (a penitential B52s cover)
SOURCE: This is a cover (a late one) making up for a late song in November. There’s no original research here, and some pretty sketchy anthropology. But still. It’s the B52s. It’s hard for me to say which version is really the original – there’s a story connected to the recording. But either the David Byrne mix or the No, David You’re Doing It All Wrong mix will do.
ABSTRACT: I always liked this song. It had this immediate aura of what-the-heck-are-we-dancing-to to it, which I loved. So much eeriness. So ancient. So new. Why a song about Mesopotamia? They had a lot of ruins! Of course.
So this is a slower, slinkier version of that. With way too much of whatever I liked. (Except, of course, those voices.) Happy new year.