Seu Jorge – Life On Mars (David Bowie Cover)

I couldn’t write a post about City Of God, mention Seu Jorge, and not follow it up with a post on the Brazilian’s amazing David Bowie covers, which he recorded for the soundtrack to Wes Anderson’ delightful film The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.

As you can see from the video, which shows him performing Bowie’s classic Life On Mars, there isn’t much more to the covers than Jorge and his guitars: the covers are all in Portugese which gives these songs, which are such familiar parts of our lives, a whole new feel. It’s like discovering an entirely new side to an old family friend.

Oh, and despite the fact that I’m trying to quit smoking (1 week tomorrow) there really is no denying that people like Seu Jorge make smoking look too bloody cool.

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