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Bonnie and Clyde

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This Penthouse-era EP is comprised of one track from that album, "Chinatown," two markedly different recordings of Serge Gainsbourg's classic "Bonnie & Clyde," and a faithful cover of Talking Heads' "Thank You for Sending Me an Angel." While the "Clyde Barrow Version" of "Bonnie & Clyde" was included as a hidden track on the Penthouse LP, the "Bonnie Parker Version" of the song is exclusive to this EP. Much slower and deliberate than the straightforward "Barrow" recording, the "Parker" version is much more effective, allowing the duet between Dean Wareham and Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier room to breathe aside the lovely cello accompaniment without sounding forced. Although, just the chance to hear Wareham deliver his deadpan in French is worth the price of admission.

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