What’s That Song? The Dead Don’t Die, and Neither Does Love
If your weekend activities included going to see Jim Jarmuschâs new addition to the zombie-flick genre, The Dead Donât Die, then thereâs a pretty decent chance that you were sold on seeing it by having checked out the trailer. If so, then you wouldâve heard one of the great songs from the Love catalog, but if you donât know anything about the band Love or their music, then you might not have been able to identify itâ¦and thatâs where Rhino comes in.
Written by Arthur Lee and produced by Jac Holzman at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, âSeven and Seven Isâ is a garage rock classic and a song that has been described by many journalists as âproto-punk.â It was also a bitch to record, as youâll discover if you watch the below clip from Love Story, a documentary about the band.
If you know the song but youâd swear that youâd never known that it was a Love song, thatâs very possible, since itâs been covered by everyone from Billy Bragg and Alice Cooper to Rush and the Ramones. But Love did it first, and Love did it best.