Marianne Dissard, presents her radical, sultry overhaul of 50s classic 'Come On, Let's Go!', remade in her own unique 'desert noir' image.
The French-born chanteuse, together with English producer and multi-instrumentalist Raphael Mann (Sugarcane /Art Terry/Lunatraktors) have deconstructed the rock 'n' roll standard by doomed star Ritchie Valens, and remade it as a quivering, heady mating call, oozing deviant sensuality and sexual tension. The instantly recognisable saxophone style of Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey / Gallon Drunk / The Higsons) adds to the hot house seductive feel instigated by teasing guitars from Tucson's French crooner Naïm Amor, while the song's video, put together from vintage library footage by Mann, transfers the tremulous desire into wonderfully gaudy, ultra-vivid, and titillating colours.
As Raphael says, 'It's a song about wanting to fuck someone…" while Marianne, with characteristic openness, adds: ". . . fuck someone during a pandemic." It's part of a series of drastic re-imaginings of other artists' songs leading up to an album set for release in early summer 2021, kicked off by a version of Phil Ochs' 'The Scorpion Departs But Never Returns' inspired by the parallels she saw between the fate of sailors aboard the Covid-stricken USS Roosevelt and the USS Scorpion in 1968 that had spurred Ochs to write the original.