Here we have Scarlett Johannson and David Bowie covering Tom Wait’ “Falling Down”, from Ms. Johannson’s new album Anywhere I Lay My Head, which is an entire album (minus one original) of Tom Waits songs.

I’m personally not interested in the debate about actors making music. Waits is a musician who acts in movies. Nick Cave writes movies (and novels and lectures). Some actors are actually good musicians: I really like Brittney Murphy’s singing voice a lot.

But I was surprised by this. I didn’t expect such an icy, Nico-style reworking of the song. I think I like it, but I’m not sure yet. It’s gonna take a few listens.

What do you think?

  1. I really like it too. Not because she is a very Hot actress, on the contrary. I like that she didn’t do it “popy” or what have you. I love Waits and this is definitely something I wasn’t expecting.

    Reading what people think from other site seem to be they don’t like it. But then again most of those are probably 14 yr old prepubescent boys who have nothing better to do than whack off to the idea that something thinks their opinion is worth shit.

    Fuck this comment became bigger than I wanted. So my opinion. I like. But I want to hear more.

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