Upon doing some research for a podcast, I came across this Sun Ra cover. It’s not something you hear about often, a cover of a Sun Ra song, so I decided to press play. I expected it to be jazzy but this is far from jazz. I liked it, because I dare you to find a Sun Ra cover on X-Factor or The Voice. I would welcome it, but I don’t think potential contestants are that daring (or if they are, they hold back because they want to be on the show). I bring to you a band from Saitama, Japan called Boys Age, who take a pop stab at Sun Ra’s “Dreamin'” and walk out strong. Ra originally released this as a single in 1955, so 58 years later, a cover version he may have been happy to hear.
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