Ocean
“Siamese Twins” (Live Cover Version)
[Important, 2006]

Originally only available as a vinyl bonus cut on their Here Where Nothing Grows, it’s now possible to pick “Siamese Twins” up via a free label sampler. This epic doom metal version of the Pornography track sees the song slip even further into the depths of despair. Ocean take the song’s slender, serpentine riff and uncoil it like some twenty-foot dragon tail. They not only capture the shattered hurt at the original’s core, but also dredge it for further damage. The best Cure cover version I’ve ever heard.
[Scott McKeating]