Song Of The Day: Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan – Pay to Cum (Bad Brains cover)

A well done cover can often make you see a song in a whole new light. This is true of the upcoming release Take It, It’s Yours, wherein Katy Goodman of La Sera and Greta Morgan of Springtime Carnivore take a collection of punk songs and replace the high speed and aggression of the originals with sweet, jangly dreampop delivered at a leisurely pace. Amongst great versions of songs by The Buzzcocks, The Replacements, Billy Idol and others, one of the standouts is their cover of the Bad Brains’ “Pay to Cum.”

Katy Goodman explains their take on it in the press release for the album:

“On the surface a song like ‘Pay to Cum’ seems really masculine, but to me, the lyrics are really more about freedom,” Goodman says. “You have the right to sing, you have the right to dance. When you have two girls harmonizing on these songs, they take on a new meaning, because you’re listening in a different way.”

Take It, It’s Yours is out August 26 on Polyvinyl Records

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