I’m going to stick my neck out and say that the now disbanded Yves Klein Blue’s take on this Lou Reed classic is better than the original. Michael Tomlinson’s rich, crisp vocals inject a depth of pain into the track that completely refocuses the David Bowie produced classic. The tormented harmonica coupled with the grainy tone of Tomlinson’s voice throw Reed’s whimsically poetic piece into a beautiful chaos, allowing everyone listening to step into the misery. Unfortunately for us, Yves Klein Blue’s brand of painful piano pumping indie pop is no longer on the menu as the band split in 2010.
Yves Klein Blue – Walk On The Wild Side