: "Flaming Telepaths"Emerson tipped us off in the Flagpole back a month or so
added the album to their playlist during an installment of our show four weeks ago. Through the illegal magic of the infernal internet we have made this song ours forever. Espers
' cover of the Blue Oyster Cult
's "Flaming Telepaths" is a true work of beauty, as thorough and successful a reworking of a great song as one could ever hope to find. Espers' version is exactly as excellent and ridiculous as the original, as enchanting and sprawling as that one is compact and overpowering. More BOC songs could stand to be reenergized through a similar process of early-'70's Anglification. The gauntless has been passed down; "freak-folk" bands of the galaxy, feel free to heed this call.
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