Alex Turner wants to cover Bassey song

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 April 2012
Alex Turner

Alex Turner

The Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner's main ambition is to record a cover version of Dame Shirley Bassey's 'Dangerous Games'

Alex Turner is desperate to cover a little-known Dame Shirley Bassey song.

The Arctic Monkeys frontman - whose group have previously performed the singing legend's hit 'Diamonds Are Forever' - is a huge fan of the track 'Dangerous Games' and can't understand why more people don't know the song.

He said: "One of my favourite 45s is by Shirley Bassey. It's 'Big Spender' on the A-side, but the B-side is this song called 'Dangerous Games', which I've never really heard anyone talk about.

"It's amazing, quite 'James Bond' but I don't think it was for a movie.

"I've always wanted to cover it, and I think it's made it's just a B-side."

Although Alex downloads a lot of new music, he admits he loves nothing more than buying a record.

He told NME: "We listen to music every day as a band but there's nothing quite like sitting with your turntable, playing a record in its entirety.

"The thing about vinyl though, you can just while away the hours digging through records [in the shops]. I still get really excited by it.

"Don't get me wrong, I love downloads, but nothing quite beats stumbling across something you weren't banking on finding."

Arctic Monkeys

The stomping Sheffield tykes have graduated from songs about chip shops and taxi ranks, but the ferocious singalong favourites of old should also make an appearance.

3Arena, Dublin

Mon 24 Sep

Times to be confirmed

Birmingham Arena

Sat 15 Sep

prices vary / 0871 945 6000

Sun 16 Sep

prices vary / 0871 945 6000

Manchester Arena

Thu 6 Sep

£40.70–£70.70 / 0844 847 8000

Fri 7 Sep

£40.70–£70.70 / 0844 847 8000

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