THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN ON A/V CLUB'S UNDERCOVER
TACKLE NEED YOU TONIGHT BY INXS
Thao & the Get Down Stay
Down are the subject of A/V Club's newest episode in its Undercover series. There have been some great covers
in these videos, including of Montreal covering The White Stripes, The Smith Westerns covering Tom Petty, Ben Folds
covering Elliott Smith and many more. Today's video showcases Thao & the Get Down Stay Down delivering a
rendition of "Need You Tonight" by INXS.
The notes from A/V Club:
Thao Nguyen has slowly but surely built a following over the last decade, releasing a string of increasingly
powerful albums. (And performing with the likes of Joanna Newsom and Andrew Bird, which doesn't hurt.) With her
The Get Down Stay Down, Nguyen just put out We The Common. We were a little surprised that they grabbed INXS'
"Need You Tonight," from the band's 1987 classic Kick—it seems pretty far off from the band's aesthetic in general.
(And we're happy/sad they didn't add "Mediate," the original song's silly little coda.) Enjoy.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down cover INXS
For another incredible take on this tune, be sure to check out Beck's rendition from his Record Club days featuring St.
Vincent and other musicians.