Let Us Begin This Week By Watching St. Vincent Sing INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart”


My slight obsession with Beck’s Record Club, wherein he wrangles visiting big-shot musicians into covering ostensibly classic albums in their entirety, is well documented by now, particularly his recent dalliance with INXS’ Kick. Here, Brooklyn art-rock siren St. Vincent takes lead on the indestructible “Never Tear Us Apart,” and manages not to blow it entirely when she cracks herself up forgetting a line. Tomorrow night she’ll be in Central Park with another pack of big-shots, playing similar homage to Simon & Garfunkel; I’ll take this over “The Sound of Silence” any day.