Cover Alert: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Perform INXS

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 fantastic 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 band 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 Kickā€”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.


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