REcovered: The Aloof – Wish You Were Here


The Aloof’s Wish You Were Here gets a gloom pop cover from Dunproofin. Free download.

The Aloof were this blog’s second post. They were a kind of electorinc super-group in the mid-90s, including members of The Sabres of Paradise and Red Snapper. The vocals were provided by Ricky Barrow. Wish You Were Here was a 1996 single which reached #61 (#43 when re-released) in the UK charts.

The original track is The Aloof at their most melancholy, doing a bit of a Massive Attack. The music is bassy and dark, with all the light and shade resting on Ricky Barrow’s great vocals. That leaves Dunproofin with a tough ask. Plenty of echo helps the vocals along and he wisely ups the music, especially guitars, to make a more rounded, rockier, track than the original.

And here’s The Aloof doing the track live in 1996

~ by acidted on August 7, 2013.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: