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Powerman 5000 Tease Their Cover Of The Go-Go’s “We Got The Beat”


Powerman 5000 have teased their upcoming cover of The Go-Go‘s 1981 hit gold-selling single “We Got The Beat“. You can check out a video clip of that below. Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One commented:

“Oddly enough, The Go-Go’s are a main reason why I started playing music. I distinctly remember listening to ‘Beauty And The Beat’ at my friend’s house when it first came out. The clarity and simplicity of the songs inspired me. I remember saying to my friend, ‘We could do this. We should start a band.’ Not long after, I put together my first punk band in high school.”

As for their rendition of the song, he offered:

“Our version is quite different than the original. People don’t realize how clever the lyrics are to that song. They think it’s just a song about dancing. I always connected with the idea of being young and lost and surrendering to conformity. We tried to give it a more ominous tone to match that message.”

Powerman 5000 signed with Cleopatra Records earlier this year and are preparing a new album titled “The Noble Rot“.

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