I came across this band (and this cover) while watching an episode of an old television show called Night Flight last Friday.
It’s a good cover, one that pays tribute to the original while also establishing its own identity. The video for this version adds a political element to the song by having the secret police show up to break up the performance. Despite being named after a group of early communists, the Communards still took a stand against the secret police. Good for them. Of course, the secret police are still with us, in countries that are both left-wing and right-wing. Unfortunately, modern people are a little bit less likely to take a stand against them than they once were. Authoritarianism is today more popular than its ever been.
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