Loop de Loop

Unfortunately, this Harry Nilsson track is not on YouTube, whether because of copyright issues or because nobody cares about poor Harry anymore. Luckily though, there’s this cover of it by The Walkmen, which sounds almost exactly like the original. The Walkmen actually covered Pussy Cats in its entirety. An ambitious project indeed, and although I’ve never heard it, if it captures the aura of drunken bacchanalia and bleary-eyed depression as well they did with this song, it can’t be too bad. I wouldn’t exactly crown Pussy Cats a classic, but I don’t recommend writing it off as a novelty either. It’s one of those very odd, fitfully brilliant things that can grow out of weird circumstances. It’s not all great, but could you pull off even that much greatness in between murdering your liver with John Lennon every night?