You probably know ‘Goodbye Horses’ as that song from Silence of the Lambs, the ‘would you fuck me?…I’d fuck me….I’d fuck me so hard’ BOOM Mangina! bit. You probably know M.O.B as that band…actually you probably don’t know M.O.B.
But that’s okay, because this excellent cover will initiate you into their weird post-punk noise. The original ‘Goodbye Horses’ by Q Lazzarus holds an element of going it alone, of the protagonist holding an uncertain courage and the song acts as a triumphant blast for them. M.O.B’s cover brings a sinister levelling to the track, shortening down the mystery of the track, and adding a layer of directness that gives it a psycho look in its eye. The keys that were once soft and glistening turn razor sharp, the hinges of the door Buffalo Bill swings open just before he kidnaps and kills a young fat girl.
If you want to see M.O.B in action (and why wouldn’t you? Are you insane?) you can catch them at the R.I.P Society showcase at the Factory Theatre on Sunday the 20th of November, which is tomorrow. Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys will also be bringin’ tha thunder, as are Destiny 3000, and a bunch of other awesome acts.