The Download

Ever wonder what life would be like if Kevin Bacon hadn’t saved America’s small-town kids from anti-dancing legislation? It might sound a bit like Thomas Bartlett‘s song-for-song cover of the Footloose soundtrack. Along with fronting the New York outfit Doveman, Bartlett has tickled the ivories for Antony & the Johnsons, the National and David Byrne. Download his minimalist re-creation for free from It won’t inspire you to dance away your frustrations in an abandoned mill, but it will probably trump next year’s 25th anniversary, big-screen remake starring that High School Musical dude.

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