Cover Songs

Cover Song: Disturbed (Tears For Fears)- Shout

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Sometimes I wonder whose idea is it in the band to suggest a cover song. At times I wonder why the band picked “that” song to cover. So, now I’m curious to know what you all think about this cover. In 2000, on Disturbed’s debut album The Sickness, they covered Tears For Fears “Shout.” David Draiman, for all his animal noises and annoyances, has one hell of a voice. This cover is pretty solid, though nothing special, like their cover of “The Sounds Of Silence.”

Check it out and let me know what you think.

 

Disturbed- Shout:

 

Tears For Fears- Shout:

 

 

 

Worst Cover Songs: Atreyu (Faith No More)- Epic

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I really wonder why some bands think they can pull off certain covers. It’s almost as though they are surrounded by “YES” people, that tell them they can do no wrong. Here is a great example of a cover song that should have never been done and released. This is Atreyu, covering Faith No More’s “Epic.”

 

Atreyu- Epic:

 

Faith No More- Epic:

Cover Songs: Chris Cornell Tributes

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Since Chris Cornell’s unexpected passing last week, there has been a slew of bands paying tribute to him during their shows. I personally am still in shock over it and have been listening to Chris’s bands non stop.

Check out some of these tributes:

 
Living Colour- Blow Up The Outside World:

 

Live- I Am The Highway:

 

Stone Sour- Outshined:

 

The Pretty Reckless- Like A Stone:

Worst Cover Songs: Dry Cell (Stone Temple Pilots)- Heaven and Hot Rods

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There is a rumor going around that the former singer of the band Dry Cell and X Factor contestant Jeff Gutt is going to be fronting Stone Temple Pilots. Which, if this is true, is going to be a really bad decision. To further cement why I think this would be a horrible choice, here is Jeff’s old band Dry Cell covering STP’s “Heaven and Hot Rods.”

Dry Cell- Heaven and Hot Rods:

Worst Cover Songs: Halestorm (Whitesnake)- Still Of The Night

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I’m not sure why this keeps happening. There seems to be a new thing going on in music where bands are releasing cover albums and E.P.’s. Granted things like this have been happening for a very long time, it just seems that over the past few years it’s become more prevalent. Recently, I came across a cover of Whitesnake’s “Still Of The Night” by Halestorm. I couldn’t believe what I heard. First off, when I was a kid, I was a big Whitesnake fan, as was my mom, and “Still Of The Night” was one of my jams. So, when I heard this atrocious cover, I felt compelled to have to share it with you all. This cover just doesn’t have the same “gusto” as David Coverdale singing it.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Halestorm- Still Of The Night

 

Whitesnake- Still Of The Night:

Cover Song: Mastodon (The Melvins)- The Bit

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I’m pretty sure that Mastodon has released the album of the year. Emperor of Sand is spectacular. Needless to say, I’m totally in a Mastodon frame of mind. I was thinking of posting a cover that Mastodon did but, I realized that I had already posted it a while back. So, I found another one they did. This is their take on The Melvins song “The Bit,” which comes from their album Stag.

Enjoy!

 

Mastodon- The Bit:

 

The Melvins- The Bit:

Cover Song: Spirit In The Room (Led Zeppelin)- Immigrant Song

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Spirit In The Room is one of my favorite bands I’ve written about. Dennis Sanders is a river of inspiration and continuously keeps impressing me with what he puts out. This past week Dennis put out a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” that is quite good, and I feel compelled to share it with you all!

Enjoy!!

 

Spirit In The Room- Immigrant Song: