Alex Turner wants to cover Bassey song
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 April 2012
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."