Kill for Love opens with the unlikeliest of covers—a watery, electronic take on Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black).” An allegory for what Young saw as his own growing irrelevance, the song spawned his most quoted lyric—”It’s better to burn out than to fade away”—which is perhaps the saddest of rock ‘n’ roll credos (its appearance in Kurt Cobain’s suicide note rendering it all the more tragic). Neither option—the burning nor the fading—is a particularly desirable one, but for all but the most fortunate of artists, they’re two separate paths to the same inescapable reality. (via Chromatics: Kill for Love (Italians Do It Better) | Under The Radar)

Kill for Love opens with the unlikeliest of covers—a watery, electronic take on Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black).” An allegory for what Young saw as his own growing irrelevance, the song spawned his most quoted lyric—”It’s better to burn out than to fade away”—which is perhaps the saddest of rock ‘n’ roll credos (its appearance in Kurt Cobain’s suicide note rendering it all the more tragic). Neither option—the burning nor the fading—is a particularly desirable one, but for all but the most fortunate of artists, they’re two separate paths to the same inescapable reality. (via Chromatics: Kill for Love (Italians Do It Better) | Under The Radar)

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