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Song of the Day (Covers): Idlewild – I Found That Essence Rare

Day 7. I Found That Essence Rare was originally recorded by Post-Punk heavyweight’s Gang Of Four on their ’79 masterpiece Entertainment!

Idlewild’s version, recorded as a b-side for the ’02 single Live In A Hiding Place, is pretty faithful, but with much crisper production. Despite the straightforwardness of the cover, there’s still a great deal of Idlewild’s sound & charm in the sound.

Aim for the body rare, you’ll see it on TV
The worst thing in 1954 was the bikini
See the girl on the TV dressed in a bikini
She doesn’t think so but she’s dressed for the H-bomb
(For the H-bomb)

I found that essence rare, it’s what I looked for
I knew I’d get what I asked for

Aim for the country fair, you read it in the paper
The worst happens any week a scandal on the front page
See the happy pair smiling close like they are monkeys
They wouldn’t think so but they’re holding themselves down
(Hold themselves down)

I found that essence rare, it’s what I looked for
I knew I’d get what I asked forI found that essence rare, it’s what I looked for
I knew I’d get what I asked for

Aim for politician fair who’ll treat your vote hope well
The last thing they’ll ever do act in your interest
Look at the world through your Polaroid glasses
Things’ll look a whole lot better for the working classes
(Working classes)

I found that essence rare, it’s what I looked for
I knew I’d get what I asked forI found that essence rare, it’s what I looked for
I knew I’d get what I asked for

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