Arcade Fire Go Disco on Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’ Cover
Canadian troupe cover 1978 New Wave hit in Houston
Arcade Fire fans attending the Reflektor tour have been consistently treated to previously unheard covers executed lovingly by the Canadian band. Within the last few months, Win Butler and co. have played Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight (Everthing’s Alright),” Prince’s “Controversy,” and INXS’ “Devil Inside.” Last night at Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, they turned to the disco era, taking on Blondie’s 1978 smash “Heart of Glass,” with Régine Chassagne standing in for Debbie Harry. Rather than hold up a phone to get it on shaky video, some smart fan just recorded the audio in surprisingly good quality. Enjoy the cover, which is reminiscent of Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains),” below, via Pretty Much Amazing.
If Harry is looking to return the favor, she could do worse than to study this: