BabyPinkStar vs. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Reviewed by Dave on 17th November 2006
I think that almost everyone (excluding newborns and the Amish) has heard Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" it is easily one of the most recognisable songs from the past twenty years, it has been covered many times and has appeared on TV shows like Futurama and The Mighty Boosh. So when BabyPinkStar took this cover on it wasn't just a song, they were adding to something that has become a phenomenon.
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" has been a staple song in BabyPinkStar's live performances with fans demanding that it be the last song played at every performance and from this single it's easy to see why. In my personal opinion when you cover an artists song it is important that you make it your own and BabyPinkStar do just that.
With their disco rock guitar riffs and their scream-y shout-y lyrics BabyPinkStar stamp their rather individual signature on this classic power ballad ("classic power ballad"? I must be ill). Alice's lyrics range from soft and sweet to throat shreddingly loud, the backing vocals provided by Tom are screamed with passion and conviction. The only let down is in the production, the whole track is too quiet; when I listen to music I have it fairly loud but even at the standard volume I use the track was barely audible, it's not a huge problem, you just turn up the volume but if you are incredibly lazy that can be a huge problem.
The single is out in time for Christmas, it would be nice to think that it could be Christmas number one and for once the touchy-feely crap that Pop bands spew out this time of the year would be ignored. It's good and it deserves a Top 40 place at the very least, go buy it.