Cover Thursday

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:

Worst Cover Songs: Chimaira (The Cure)- Fascination Street

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The Cure is one of my all time favorite bands and “Fascination Street” is my favorite song by them as well. I was searching for a cover to share with you all and I came across this gem of a bad idea. Here is Chimaira covering The Cure’s “Fascination Street.”

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 

Chimaira- Fascination Street:

 

The Cure- Fascination Street:

Cover Song: Pearl Jam (Dead Boys)- Sonic Reducer

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Last night the song “Sonic Reducer” by the Dead Boys popped in my head for some reason. And since I really enjoy sharing cover songs with you all, I thought I’d share Pearl Jam’s version of this seminal punk rock classic. Pearl Jam does one hell of a job with their take on “Sonic Reducer.” Eddie Vedder’s voice was made for this song.

 

Pearl Jam- Sonic Reducer:

 

Dead Boys- Sonic Reducer:

Worst Cover Songs: Limp Bizkit (Ministry)- Thieves

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I absolutely love finding bad cover songs and sharing them with you all. This one isn’t necessarily horrible but, it leaves a lot to be desired. Ministry is a hard band to cover and if you don’t do it right or justice, it’s going to end up a disappointment. Here is Limp Bizkit covering “Thieves” by Ministry.

 

Limp Bizkit- Thieves:

 

Ministry:

Cover Comparison: Pantera vs Machine Head (Black Sabbath)- Hole In The Sky

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I’ve got a really fun cover comparison for you all. Pantera and Machine Head have both covered Black Sabbath’s “Hole In The Sky.” I’m curious to know what version you all think is the best. Take a listen, and let me know what you think!

 

Pantera- Hole In The Sky:

 

Machine Head- Hole In The Sky:

 

The Original: Black Sabbath- Hole In The Sky: