I’ll be the first to admit that, on paper, getting excited about checking out yet another cover of Them’s “Gloria” sounds like a losing proposition. And in most cases you would be right. Culled from a Robb London set I came across on Garage Hangover last year, this is the exception. Supplanting Them’s (and 90% of subsequent covers) chugging, seminal, garage blast in favor of languid, seemingly off-the-cuff white boy soul, Robb London and his backing band work “Gloria” into a blue-cool. Chewing on the lyrics, locking into a subtle groove, you won’t even miss Van Morrison’s G.L.O.R.I.A.
MP3: Robb London :: Gloria