Superstar x2

This is a Sonic Youth cover of a 70s classic by The Carpenters, which should be recognizable from countless “Classic Hits of 70s”-style television commercials (if not just because the song is one of those perfect over-dramatic pop tunes that really sticks to you). The whole thing — video and song — completely inhabits the source material:

“Superstar,” Sonic Youth

Now, the thing itself from 1971:

“Superstar,” The Carpenters

Via Fimoculous, to which I send very real gratitude for bringing the Sonic Youth video to my attention. (And for being nearly the Platonic form of the sort of blog that it is.)

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