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Editors’ Notes

Just in time to commemorate their 10-year anniversary as a band, The Kills’ 2012 EP The Last Goodbye opens on a dirge of a title track with Alison Mosshart singing over an antique parlor piano and distant string accompaniment. Rather than taking her normal demure approach, she really leans into this one, displaying equal parts emotion and restraint. A cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes” brings Mosshart back to her signature aloof singing style, which fits perfectly with Lou Reed’s original intent. Jamie Hince perfectly nails the dirty-toned vintage guitar distortion, and the drumming mirrors Moe Tucker’s cymbal-free style of bombastic percussion. A spare cover of Ken Darby and Lionel Newman’s “One Silver Dollar” (originally sung by Marilyn Monroe in the 1954 western River of No Return) keeps close to the original recording’s simple structure of one Spanish-flavored acoustic guitar and one sultry chanteuse. The Kills close on a similarly minimal rendition of Willie Nelson’s standard “Crazy.” Mosshart’s subtly raspy voice sounds perfectly suited for this song.

Customer Reviews

10 great years!!

Congratulations to Allison and Jamie for 10 years of great music! And thanks for these songs on your anniversary.... here
s to the next decade!

Kills it...

Pun intended. They are one of the best rock and roll acts of the past 10 years. Their Velvet Underground cover is perfect.

WOW

Probably the most amazing little discovery I’ve found in the last year after seeing them on iTunes Festival in Austin, TX. You can tell they have 10yrs of experience and depth to their artistry.

Well worth the download.

Biography

Formed: 1998 in London, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

The bluesy punk duo the Kills consist of vocalist/guitarist VV, aka Alison Mosshart, formerly of the Florida punk band Discount, and drummer/guitarist/vocalist Hotel, aka Jamie Hince. After Discount ended in 2000, VV began exchanging tapes with the London-based Hotel through the mail, but both of them felt hindered by this method, so VV crossed the Atlantic so the duo could write faster. In spring of 2001, they issued a self-released demo that showcased their gritty, sexy sound and earned favorable...
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