Large Plants: La Isla Bonita 7"

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Comedy singles are rarely worth plunging into, but Large Plants' strangely Sabbath-esque sludge/psych take on Madonna's instantly recognizable early hit 'La Isla Bonita' is too weirdly successful to ignore completely. Heavy - actually.

Jack Sharp of psych-folk act Wolf People initially posted his quirky cover as an April Fool's, and it's done so well that people were convinced it must have pre-dated the original. Sharp's day zero heavy rawk/metal take sounds as if it bubbled up from the dank canals of Birmingham encased in a matted ball of heavily-sprayed big hair, and the attention to detail in the recording gives it that extra stylistic push.

The record, which comes with additional non-cover B-side 'Please Don't Be There For Me', was mixed by songwriter Chris Cohen, who's done time in Deerhoof and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, so he knows how to capture the sound accurately. And while Ghost Box is primarily known for its more electronic oddities, this eccentric mini marvel fits in perfectly. Leathers/denim not included.

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