Published Oct 20, 2010For a guy thats made his name pumping out juiced-up big-beat interpretations of 60s soul, Mark Ronsons take on The Suburbs highlight We Used to Wait is a surprisingly sparse affair. Not that the Arcade Fires original version was the most bombastic of tunes, but Ronson strips it down to the essentials. Well, that and an added funk guitar lick.
A mandolin plucks along spritely as the drums hit a little bit lighter on Ronsons interpretation. Getting into the act, Ronson tips his hat to Arcade Fire main man Win Butler with a warbly tenor vocal of his own. Its not essential, but it serves as a reminder as to how god damn great this song is.
Mark Ronsons We Used to Wait is available as download at Cover Me.