5 Outstanding Alternative Love Duets (Examiner.com)

Written by on February 11, 2011

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The art of the love song combines the ability of the composer to poetically describe his or her inner romantic thoughts and that of the performer to convey them with added emotion. Some of the more memorable love songs from the alternative music world are duets between two artists with very distinct styles, yet making for a benign mix. Here are the five most outstanding of them:

“Interlude” Siouxsie Souix and Morrissey – 1994

Often criticized for being overly melancholy, Morrissey teams up with Siouxsie Sioux for a dreamy, emotional cover of the 1968 Timi Yuro track with hopeful lyrics (What seems like an interlude now/could be the beginning of love). The two distinct voices were magical and memorable enough to be listed as one of Spin magazine’s “Top 10 on-off team-ups of all time.” Unfortunately, Morrisey and Sioux had a falling out after recording “Interlude” and the track received little support from its label. Despite that, the song managed to reach 25 in the UK.

“Don’t Give Up” – Kate Bush adn Peter Gabriel, 1986

Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel scored a hit with their duet about a man who became unemployed and getting support from his loving wife during their tough times (I was taught to fight I was taught to win/ I never thought I would fail). Bush’s soothing soprano offers a sympathetic, yet encouraging tone (Don’t give up, we don’t need much of anything/Don’t give up because there’s a place where we belong). The track remains relevant today, especially in the middle of a global recession.

Continue reading on Examiner.com: 5 outstanding alternative rock love duets – National Alternative Music | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/alternative-music-in-national/5-ou-standing-alternative-rock-love-duets#ixzz1DfhZje5h

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