Crazy covers with Queen of Japan doing much better than Kiss =)
Queen of Japan is a synth-pop band known for its cover versions of songs of the 70’s and the 80’s. But unlike Nouvelle vague, their versions are more drawn towards electro than downtempo. Their version of “I Was Made for Loving You”was featured on the award-winning short movie Icicle melt. They have also covered songs by Soft cell, The Who, Marvin Gaye and Frank Zappa. One reviewer noted :
Queen of Japan […] manage to inject their brand of sleazy sexuality into this revivalist template. I can’t say this is original stuff, but in all its worrying energy and zany spunk, it’s actually quite a lot of fun.
Taken from their first album in 2002, called Headrush, I was made for loving you manages to surpasses the original track by KISS (it’s not a big challenge mind you lol) it actually goes from transformed and slightly creepy 80s origins into erotic electric pop masterpiece, the Kiss cover becoming one of the greatest cover songs I’ve ever heard. And one of my secret weapon while DJing, and that is not likely to change.
Queen of Japan : I was made for loving you [Hausmusik : 2002]