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5 O'Clock Shadow 12/3/12: Living In America

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All throughout December we're revisiting some of the best covers recorded/released this year. The Noisettes cover of James Brown's "Living in America" is something else. Jordan and I were discussing that LiA is not exactly what you remember when you think of James Brown. It's a pop hit, most well known for it's use in Rocky 4 (and a rough cameo from the godfather as well). The Noisettes version strips away all that pomp for a lean and mean dance song that is definitely a better banger on the floor.