You Spin Me Round

July 5, 2006 7:36 PM

A remake of the same song by Dead or Alive, only much better! Disclaimer: I was the producer of the album this is off of, not a performer. (MI)

posted by edgeways (32 comments total) 130 users marked this as a favorite

After a short discussion on MeTa I decided to post this. This is one track off an Album (How Long Have You Been In Love?) I helped produce about a year and a half ago. It was to benefit a local performance space. The concept was to have local artists (In Duluth MN) perform songs they fell in love with when they where younger. This track was a remake of the Dead of Alive “classic” You Spin Me Round. The performers are Scott “Starfire” Lunt, and Jerrree Small. (Ms Small has real albums available out there on the interweb if yer so inclined to search for them)

The album turned out pretty good, but as a fundraiser it bombed, so now I have a few hundred of these hanging ‘round (hint). With encouragement I may post other tracks.
posted by edgeways at 7:37 PM on July 5, 2006

When I first saw this I thought "Not another cover of this damn song," but I take it all back. This is really good. The vocals are fantastic.
posted by arcticwoman at 10:38 PM on July 5, 2006

Agreed, this is superb. (One of my favorite goin'-out-dancin' experiences involved this song.)

P.S. Can you get this duo to make us a "Walking on Sunshine"? I've always wanted that song to have this sort of treatment.</halfserious>
posted by dhartung at 12:28 AM on July 6, 2006

Yes, this is great. Really great.
posted by Richat at 6:20 AM on July 6, 2006

Please do not hesitate to post more, this song is The Bombtm
posted by anomie at 6:55 AM on July 6, 2006

Great track! I'm surprised by how well this rather simple and completely disco song translated over. It's actually somewhat haunting. I want more from these two. Thanks.
posted by squirrel at 7:53 AM on July 6, 2006

Jerree Small's MySpace.
posted by dhartung at 11:42 AM on July 6, 2006

A+++. Fast shipping and as described. Would listen to again!!!!1!!!1!one!
posted by Tuwa at 4:46 PM on July 6, 2006

This is quite pleasant.
posted by Mr. Six at 4:47 PM on July 6, 2006

dhartung, They prob won't do "Walking On Sunshine" for this space, but I will suggest it to them and if by some chance it gets recorded I'll let you know. Jerree does a few other great covers with another local minor celeb that haven't been recorded, including a Moldy Peaches song as well as "I'm Sticking with You" by the Velvet Underground.
posted by edgeways at 7:34 PM on July 6, 2006

Jerree has a beautiful voice. Thanks for the link to her MySpace (ah, did I just say that? damn).
posted by muddgirl at 7:48 PM on July 6, 2006

super cover. I'd buy more, more more. Thanks for posting this.
posted by ashbury at 8:32 PM on July 6, 2006

BAM! Straight onto my iPod.
Looks like I picked the perfect day to check out music.mefi for the first time.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 10:25 AM on July 7, 2006

squirrel nailed it: "Haunting"
posted by Brainy at 3:14 PM on July 7, 2006

My goodness. Sounds like Cat Power. But really good, though. Excellent!
posted by Greg Nog at 7:05 PM on July 7, 2006 [1 favorite]

Reminds me of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
posted by wheelieman at 8:50 PM on July 9, 2006

I agree with much of what has already been said. This is excellent. Quite possibly even better than the original song. Well done!
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:25 AM on July 10, 2006

Nice. Sounds quite a bit like Low.
posted by boo_radley at 2:56 PM on July 10, 2006

Love it! Straight on to the playlist, and downloaded a copy for the iPod, too :)
posted by 5MeoCMP at 10:47 PM on July 10, 2006

Wow, that's wonderful! Her voice reminds me of Beth Orton.
posted by tomble at 1:54 AM on July 11, 2006

You may know this boo_radley, but Low is another Duluth local band. The male vocal on this song (Scott Lunt) was the subject of a song by Low (the song is Starfire on their Secret Name album). So, I'm sure there is some influence there somewhere.
I actually almost had Low on this album, but the main fellow, Sparhawk is one of the busier people I've known, so it didn't work out.
posted by edgeways at 10:22 AM on July 11, 2006

that's incredibly cool, edgeways. Are there any CDs left?
posted by boo_radley at 11:08 AM on July 11, 2006

oh, yes, I see -- just a few hundred. Email me the details, wouldja?
posted by boo_radley at 11:09 AM on July 11, 2006

certainly, it'll be later this eve as I'm limited right now
posted by edgeways at 12:07 PM on July 11, 2006

Speaking as someone embarrasingly obsessed with quite keen on old Pete Burns, this is just wonderful.
posted by jack_mo at 2:00 PM on August 8, 2006

Edgeways, great song, great version. thanks. If you put the information on getting the cd on your web page, anybody who's interested could find it.
posted by theora55 at 1:21 PM on August 23, 2006

Amazing song. Im such a sucker for good acoustic covers.
posted by SirStan at 6:01 PM on November 30, 2006

I got spun right round listening to this record! Ha!

N0 srsly, this was wawwwsome. Thanks for being the middle-man and bringing us this charming, pared-down cover of an old classic, tearing down the boundaries between the much-maligned genre of disco and the realms of credibility, helping us hear for the first time the beauty that overwrought production values of the nineteen-eighties once obfuscated; a track that is certainly bound to earn its place as a mainstay in users' playlists for months to come, at least until Scarlett Johnannsen releases her cover of Tom Waits songs this coming spring.
posted by Milkman Dan at 3:47 PM on December 8, 2006

If the other covers on this album are half as different from the originals and a quarter as awesome as this one, I'd definitely buy a copy of it.

Thanks for posting this song.
posted by ErWenn at 5:38 PM on March 26, 2008

4 years later, I just wanted to chime in with how much I still love this song. Every now and then the mood strikes me, like this quiet morning, and I come back and give it a spin. round, round, round.
posted by kaspen at 10:13 AM on June 5, 2009

beautiful, beautiful.
posted by seawallrunner at 11:15 PM on August 9, 2009

Finally making a playlist. This is on it
posted by lilywing13 at 1:51 AM on December 11, 2009

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