Cover Songs

Cover Song: Nine Inch Nails (John Carpenter) Halloween Theme

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It’s Halloween and what better time to share this cover with you all. Check out Nine Inch Nails cover of John Carpenter’s famous theme from Halloween.

Nine Inch Nails- Halloween Theme:

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Cover Song: Kolm- Stranger Things Theme

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The Netflix original series Stranger Things returns Friday, October 27 and the hype is building for it to be a monster! One of the coolest things about the show is the music, especially the theme song. Recently one of the Los Angeles’s best independent bands Kolm, did a version of the theme song and it rips! Check it out Kolm and their rad cover!

 

Kolm- Stranger Things Theme:

 

Cover Comparison: Avenged Sevenfold vs Limp Bizkit (Pink Floyd)- Wish You Were Here

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I really don’t understand why this keeps happening. There seems to be a trend nowadays of taking a classic song and then a very unoriginal/uninspiring takes said song and absolutely ruins it. Recently, Avenged Sevenfold released a cover of the classic and very profound “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd. I don’t even need to say anymore but, I have to say that this is probably one of the worst covers I’ve ever heard. Their version reminded be that Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit and Johnny Reznick from the Goo Goo Dolls did a really bad version of this song too.

So which one is worse?

 

Avenged Sevenfold- Wish You Were Here:

 

Fred Durst, Johnny Reznick, and Wes Borland- Wish You Were Here:

 

Here’s a good cover version… At least Scott Weiland can sing it properly.

Velvet Revolver- Wish You Were Here:

 

Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here:

Cover Songs: Body Count does Suicidal Tendencies and Slayer

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Ice T and Body Count are a very interesting band. I’ll never forget hearing them with Slayer on the Judgement Night Soundtrack. Oh the 90’s you were so damn good! Lately I’ve been slowly checking out the new stuff Body Count has put out and it’s pretty good. Their last couple albums have featured covers of Suicidal Tendencies “Institutionalized” and Slayer’s “Raining Blood” Both of which are interesting and decent. Ice T took some liberties with the lyrics to the Suicidal song but, they are pretty funny.

 

Body Count- Institutionalized:

 

Body Count- Raining Blood/Postmortem:

 

Cover Song: Echo and the Bunnymen (The Doors)- People Are Strange

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The Lost Boys, we all remember the movie and how cool it was and still is. There is definitely something timeless about the film. Perhaps it was the era that it was released among all the other great films of the 80’s. Either way, The Lost Boys is still celebrated. The soundtrack to the movie is also one of the best of the time too. One of the songs that has always stood out to me besides “Cry Little Sister,” and “Lost in the Shadows” was Echo and the Bunnymen’s cover of “People Are Strange” by The Doors. It’s one of those covers that when you first hear, you’re a little skeptical but, in the end, you realize it’s a pretty good cover.

 

Echo and The Bunnymen- People Are Strange:

 

The Doors- People Are Strange:

Cover Song: Converge (The Cure)-Disintegration

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It’s been a minute since I presented you all with an intriguing cover song. There are certain things I look for in covers, for example, how the band approaches the song, do they make it their own, does it stand out in a good way or a bad way, and is the cover relevant to the band in terms of influence and inspiration.

The Cure are one of my all time favorite bands. So when any band I like covers The Cure, I am compelled to listen. A few years back the mighty Converge did a cover of Disintegration by The Cure. I recently rediscovered this gem of a cover while going on a Converge listening spree. They really take this song to another level. I won’t say anymore about it because, I want you to listen and take it all in.

 

Converge- Disintegration:

 

The Cure- Disintegration:

Cover Song: Dead Cross (Bauhaus)- Bela Lugosi’s Dead

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One of the coolest songs on the debut album from Dead Cross (the new band featuring Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo) is their cover of the Bauhaus classic “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.” Hearing their version is like hearing the song for the first time again. Mike Patton’s vocals on this song is perfect. The musical arrangement from Justin Pearson, Michael Crain and Dave Lombardo is stellar, Anyways, enough with me blabbing about it. Take a listen for yourself and do yourself a favor and buy Dead Cross’s album!

Dead Cross- Bela Lugosi’s Dead:

 

Bauhaus- Bela Lugosi’s Dead: