While recording this cover, I was (am) fully immersed in the Mark Ronson craze. Of course, when we think of this song, we think of the incredible Amy Winehouse, as we should, but we often forget that Mark produced the thing and gave it that perfect tonal balance between stylishness and rawness and nowness and all other ness-es necessary to create a bonafide SMASH! The Mark Ronson of 2015 has an even more highly tuned sonic ear. This guy is borrowing from and riffing on everyone from Prince to Minnie Ripperton to Grandmaster Flash to Steely Dan, and I love it. Needless to say, I'm a big fan of his work and what he does for music. He's a proponent of inserting yourself into music history, as am I. It's GOOD to be giddy about music, people!!
Anyway, here's my take on 2008's Song Of The Year, REHAB. I sort of imagined what it would sound like if 2015 Mark Ronson were to re-do one of his songs from earlier in the decade. This one was fun.
Here's a youtube link as well, for those of you who find comfort in the glow of a YouTube clip: