James Euringer, aka Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), has premiered a new video for his cover of The Doobie Brothers’ “What A Fool Believes.” This track appears on Euringer’s recently release solo album. That effort features members of System Of A Down, My Chemical Romance, etc.
“I love the keyboard and synth groove in the original version, but it’s too goddamn slow. So I amped it up without losing the great melody, and man did I knock it out of the park! Probably the best thing is if you listen to my version, you can’t go back to the original—it’s so freaking slow after you hear mine. Yacht rock has great melodies and uses a lot of great keyboards and early ’70s synths, but it must be made faster, and I am just the guy to do it.”
He also added the following about the video:
“I wanted to do a throwback to sleazy New York City, the swingers era circa 1979—the time of Midnight Blue and Al Goldstein, and Plato’s Retreat which was a famous swingers club in the neighborhood I grew up in. As you see in this video, I can still dance like a motherfucker and act crazy at 50. I’m not sure if that is cool or embarrassing, but who fucking cares? Not this old man.”
[vial Alternative Press]