Pop star Pink recorded a rendition of Jefferson Airplane‘s classic 1967 hit “White Rabbit” for the new film Alice Through the Looking Glass, and the song’s writer and original singer, Grace Slick, has given the cover version a thumbs-up.
“It’s good. Pink has the vocal power, which is all I care about,” Slick told The Wall Street Journal. “Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of versions of the song where singers don’t have the attitude or vocal force you need on it. Pink knows how to sing.”
Grace added that although Pink’s take on the psychedelic tune isn’t that different from the original, “it still sounds like it’s coming from her, not an updated me.”
Slick also complimented Pink’s “straight attack,” noting that “she sings with power, but it’s something more. You sense that if she wanted to, she could open the throttle even more at any time. That coiled energy creates drama and catches the ear.”
Grace also mentioned the version of “White Rabbit” that Jim Carrey did in the 1996 movie The Cable Guy, saying the comic actor did “a great imitation of my voice,” while pointing out that “he was being funny — or trying to be. It was meant as a parody.”
Unfortunately, the 76-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer isn’t planning to see Alice Through the Looking Glass in the theaters, telling the Wall Street Journal she has “a foot condition and can’t go to movies or out for longer than about eight minutes.”
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