It’s always good when a cover version has an element of risk about it, whether it’s because the source is so well-known, so ingrained in popular culture that to fashion a new version seems like so much mad folly, or whether it’s because the cover takes a song into a new direction, or at least into a different room in the club. Think Saint Etienne owning Neil Young’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart, or Nouvelle Vague owning pretty much all their cover versions for the latter category.
And now you can add Chelsea Lankes’ synthpop reworking of early Mötley Crüe single Too Young To Fall In Love to that list. Crüe drummer Tommy Lee is a fan judging by this tweet from Lankes…
I have literally zero chill right now. @MrTommyLand likes my "Too Young To Fall In Love" WHAT?!
— chelsea (@ChelseaLankes) March 3, 2015
And we’re digging it too.
If you want to get hold of a copy you’ll find it on the b-side to the recent single Down For Whatever, which is available on lovely clear vinyl from Bandcamp.
For comparison, here’s the 1983 original: