the hunted became the huntress
my car stereo got a stress test on the way to the office today, courtesy of conquest!, a new white stripes release from the aptly-named icky thump.
the song is the very definition of an "inspired cover." jack and meg unearthed a ferocious patti page original, added a sweeping over-the-top vocal, mixed the trumpets waaaaay up, and propelled it all with their signature bottom-heavy fuzz n' drums. i'm not sure how conquest will hold up to repeated listening, but i can't think of a more crankable roadsong for this week's holiday motoring.
conquest only reached #18 on the charts back in '52, but maybe it was just ahead of its time.
And then in the strange way things happen,
The roles were reversed from that day,
The hunted became the huntress,
The hunter became the prey.