“Bang Bang”- Monophonics
This last Friday I was fortunate enough to stumble into a spectacular live show. Small venue, talented musicians, funky sound, it was the complete package. I’d never heard of the band before, so this weekend I did a little research on the interwebs.
Monophonics hale from San Francisco and is comprised of a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, saxophonist, trumpeter, and drummer. According to there website bio this potent combination results in
“… a psychedelic soul & heavy funk sound, which harks back to the stylings of the late 60’s and early 70’s, all while keeping its feet planted in the present.”
“Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” was originally written by Sonny Bono, and realeased in 1966 on Cher’s second studio album The Sonny Side Of Cher. The version I was familiar with however is a 1966 cover by Nancy Sinatra that was later used to haunting effect in the opening sequence of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol.1. Monophonics keyboardist and lead vocalist brings a slight twist to the lyrics and some high caliber soul.