Sunday, April 18th, 2010

"Sexual Healing"

Hot Chip covers Marvin Gaye

Image via WikipediaWikipediaThere is no way to out-sexy Marvin Gaye. It simply cannot be done, especially if you’re talking about one of his signature sexy songs – in this case, “Sexual Healing” from his final studio album, 1982’s Midnight Love.

English electro-indie outfit Hot Chip know this, thankfully, and when it came time to record a b-side for Over And Over – taken from their 2006 release The Warning – they opted not to use the Prince Of Soul’s silky approach, but their own trademark patchwork of synthetic throbs, studio-induced stutters and organic instruments. As a result, their version sounds like the soundtrack to a seduction that’s as awkward and fumbling as it is smooth, but confident in its own, post-modern way and – most importantly – ultimately successful. Aww yeah.

The Mirror, Gear 4 Music and The Aquarian Weekly have features on Hot Chip, who bring their third record One Life Stand to the Kool Haus on Tuesday for a sold-out show. Marvin Gaye was born 71 years ago and died 26 years ago, both this month.

MP3: Hot Chip – “Sexual Healing”
Video: Marvin Gaye – “Sexual Healing”

By : Frank Yang at 10:02 am
Category: Chromewaves Radio

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  1. Michelle says:

    Hi, I really love this blog. I work for Dublin City Soul Festival and we are die hard Marvin Gaye fans. He’s simply one of the all time greatest. We have some great artists also who have performed for us at the festival you can check it out via or either way we would love for you to have a look and let us know what you think..

    RIP Marvin Gaye


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  3. Augusts1 says:

    Hot Chip covering Marvin? Excellent, thx so much for posting it!