Diggin’ in the Crates: Chromeo’s “I Can’t Tell You Why”

10/01/2009


Chromeo’s new single “I Can’t Tell You Why,” from their new DJ-Kicks Compilation, is a funktified version of the Eagles’ song. It’s a toss up for me, as the Eagles are that 80s rock group you love to hate, and hate but love. Above is the original Eagles’ song, and below is the Chrome song and some Wikipedia info about the group (note: Bay Area folks, Chromeo will be performing at Mezzanine on Oct. 10th).

Chromeo: “I Can’t Tell You Why”
From Wikipedia: Chromeo
Chromeo is a Montreal based electrofunk duo whose music is described as “a shameless return to the glistening, sex-saturated synth-pop which ruled the eighties.”

The duo is composed of P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) on keyboards, synthesizers, and talk box, and Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) on guitar and lead vocals. The two childhood friends jokingly describe themselves as “the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture.