Sounds • Uke Cover of Tainted Love

This weekend's uke love comes from the ever-delightful Blue Dean Carcione. Check out all his goodness on YouTube.

Here's the good word from Brother Carcione:

March 2, 2012

Back in my old trailer house after a while. It's been a long winter, and work is hard down in the coal mine, so I had little time to upload new songs. But now spring is coming once again, time to get my hands on the uke and waste time making silly covers.

"Tainted love" was recorded first by Gloria Jones in 1965, and has been covered an obscene number of times since then. My all time favorite is also the most popular one: Soft Cell's synth-pop version of 1981. There's something absolutely haunting about those electronic snares and synth pulses.

Anyway, I tried to give it a little twist and make something of my own in this uke rendition. Hope it's worth the shot.

I'm playing an aNueNue Papa Mahogany concert uke and my faithful suitcase drum machine.

By the way, first Carcione's album coming soon! And no, I do not really work in a coal mine.

Love that trailer, Dean. Who's your decorator?