You have to be very, very confident in yourself to even consider covering a song like Ginuwine’s “Pony.” The R&B great known to his parents as Elgin Lumpkin released the transcendently horny, experimentally bugged-out “Pony” in 1996, and it sounded like a broadcast from an alien planet when it first hit the radio. The song marked the beginning of Ginuwine’s career and of Timbaland’s pop takeover, and it still sounds weird as hell today. It also endures as a great song, with a combination of nasty lyrics and disorienting dynamics that few people could ever attempt. Slothrust, the hard-rockin’ LA-based duo, have that rare confidence, and they have just dropped a “Pony” cover on our collective heard.
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