If youlistened to the phenomenal Texas Love Triangle Mix created by Oak Cliff's own DJ Tommy Boy for Vice UK when it was released back in May
, you were no doubt captivated by the mix's lead song, a cover ofHarry Nilsson's "Coconut"
offered up by oneGeorge Quartz
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Or, well, we were, at least. Mostly because, well, it's just an utterly bizarre take on the familiar Nilsson song--and, in turn, a surprisingly alluring one. Not all that much unlike the original in that regard, I guess.
Well, this week, Quartz has released the song for public consumption outside of Tommy Boy's mix. Made a video for it, too, which you can see above. It's a fittingly confounding clip. Give it a watch, though--it works well with the song. And the dialogue dubbing at the start of the clip is pretty priceless.
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And, as for the song, well, Quartz has been kind enough to pass the track along as a free download for DC9 readers. Grab it--and learn a little bit about his rotating backing band, After Hours, from the man himself--after the jump
Bonus mp3: George Quartz -- "Coconut"
My tribute to the legendary Harry Nilsson and his brilliant hit song was recorded at Klearlight Studio in Dallas, Texas. Various members of the groups //TENSE//, Darktown Strutters, Berliner Eins and Wild in the Streets make up the all-star Quartz 'After Hours' band and they all lent their distinct brand of magic to this track.