Cover tunes make the world go round, and there aren’t many bands that have been covered more times than the Beatles. If you are into digging and vinyl record culture, you are full aware that there are many funk covers and jazzy funk gems out there that have been sampled, and are ripe for the picking for your turntable. Today’s record is no different, well, it is different and in a good way, and it’s a cover of the Beatles as well. We’re traveling to Argentina with Agrupacion Ilegal Los Imparciales and their version of the often covered “Norweigen Wood”. It’s not your typical cover though, as the group give us a chicha version and blow the doors off it from the very start. As heads nod and the melody gets recognized, the cumbia riff moves into a psychedelic territory with the fuzzy guitars and farfisa sounds that take this thing to the promised land, which of course is South America. The flip, goes even deeper, and slows down to a rock steady, watered down pace. Featuring Rich Terrana, the drummer from the Frightnrs, and some engineering from Daptone/ NYCT alum and fam Victor Axelrod aka Ticklah on the B-Side, “Norweigen Wood” aka “Darker Shade of Black” is a trippy, dubbed out version with Jamaica on their minds. Both sides are a shot of not just creativity, but a good glimpse once again into the talent pool of the label. Names You Can Trust has done it again. Keeping the international flavor and authenticity of the music, they are able to bring music most people are not aware of to the forefront of the vinyl game. Whether you’re a DJ, vinyl champion, or just plain dig the music, this one is a must have. Listen to both records below, and pre-order it after the stream.
Pre-order the record here, available March 9th from NYC Trust.