Worst Cover Songs: Sevendust (LL Cool J)- Goin Back To Cali

I really like Sevendust. They have released some really great albums and songs. One thing I noticed throughout their career is that they hardly ever release covers. Back in the early 2000’s there was a compilation album of hard rock/metal bands covering hip hop songs. Sevendust would pick LL Cool J’s “Goin Back To Cali.” As much as I like Sevendust, I can’t help but think how bad this is.
Sevendust-Goin Back To Cali:


  1. Maybe to the Author its terrible ,but not to everyone else. Every artist does their own style when they cover other performers songs. Its a metal version of the song, not rap, LL Cool Js. I remember I downloaded the song from Napster.

    I’ve heard other artists doing covers for Ozzy Osbourne such as George Lynch, Moonspell, and Cradle of Filth. Cradle of Filth is a Gothic metal band and very dark. Most people don’t like Cradle of Filth because they judge them base on their looks. At least they plan to be that way because it’s not the same ole look like any other band. Every artist has their own unique styles and taste.

    Many cover songs turn out to be better than the originals. Look at Metallica for instance, they covered a song “Turn The Page” by Bob Seger. I’m sure you would prefer Metallica’s cover version over Bob Segers’ cause of the music genre.

    So no, Sevendust isn’t the worst cover song ever. The worst trash music ever is the new stupid millennial music with no real talent, meaning, rhythm, lyrics, everything in between. I’d rather listen to the 50’s and 60’s eras over today’s garbage music.

    1. The cover is simply not good. If you like it, that’s great and more power to you. Perhaps if you liked it so much, instead of illegally downloading it, you should have bought the compilation it was on. Just a thought.

      Yes there are plenty of other covers out there that are bad.

      Cradle Of Filth did an excellent version of Iron Maiden’s Hallowed Be Thy Name.

      And yes I do prefer Metallica’s version of Turn The Page. It evoked something different than the Seger version, which is still a classic. Metallica’s version just took it to another level. It had nothing to do with genre by the way.

      Every band/artist has their own thing and that’s great. Not all their output is going to be liked by their fans and such. That’s ok too.

      you can like what you like and that’s the great thing about music. There is no set in stone be all end all that has to be.

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