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Parquet Courts cover Neil Young’s 'We R In Control'


Parquet Courts have released a cover of Neil Young song ‘We R In Control’.

The original track, which signalled a change in Young’s music direction, was part of the 1982 album Trans. 

With that in mind, Parquet Courts were putting together their recent album Human Performance – an album in itself that signified a different approach. Using ‘We R In Control’ as a symbol of change for themselves, guitarist Austin Brown explained in a press release why the band chose to cover the song: “I’m a big fan of whenever an artist does something different from what they’re known for,” he said. “For instance, Bob Dylan’s gospel/Christian period. And I have a similar affection for Neil Young’s electronic record Trans. This is my favourite song off it.”

He added: “We actually started it during the Human Performance sessions where we were trying to do something different as a band too, so it seemed kind of appropriate,” Brown said.

Here it is: