I’m getting excited to see Aimee Mann play live again, and have been revisiting a lot of her music in anticipation. In my revisiting, I discovered a cover she did this year for the TV limited series, Assassination of “Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”. I’ve always loved “Drive” by The Cars, and vividly remember the powerful video with model/actor Paulina Porizkova that used to play on MTV in heavy rotation. I was excited to see that Aimee covered it, even before I hit play.
Aimee’s version of “Drive” is stripped down, with just her voice and an acoustic guitar. There is a very 90’s sensibility to this version that I love, and her interpretation of the track feels very Aimee. The story of the song comes through even stronger, and more emotional than the original.
“Drive” by Aimee Mann
recorded for “The Assination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (2018)
“Who’s gonna pick you up,
when you fall?
Who’s gonna hang it up,
when you call?”
Here is Aimee playing “Drive” on the show: