Black Kids And Cut Copy Cover Blondie

As part of the British T-Mobile Transmission series, Black Kids joined forces with Cut Copy to do a recognizable, but thin (and, OK, wimpy) cover of “Union City Blue” from Blondie’s 1979’s Eat To The Beat (Thanks for the tip, Keith and Kristen.) Note: When the female backup vocals chime in like chalk on a blackboard, you almost want to return to the vanilla Cut Kids front man duet. Also of note: The flashing stage lights and huge “collaborations” sign are both in T-Mobile pink.

When I called this updated take on the track “wimpy,” I was just thinking the kick-ass original.