Cover Song

Cover Song: He Is Legend (Third Eye Blind)- Wounded

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He Is Legend is one of the most underrated bands around today. Their new album, White Bat, is one of the best albums of 2019, and I’ll get to that in a later post. While on a big kick of listening to them, I came across this gem of a cover they did of Third Eye Blind’s song “Wounded.” This is an interesting take on the song and they did something cool with it.
He Is Legend- Wounded:

 

 
Third Eye Blind- Wounded:

 

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Cover Song: The Interrupters (Billie Eilish)- Bad Guy

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Billie Eilish is the talk of most of the music world yet, I’m just not into it. Maybe it’s me getting older or maybe it’s just that I really don’t dig it. Either way though, her song “Bad Guy” has been played everywhere and it’s in my head, and I can’t get it out. While I was looking up live videos of Billie live, to see what all the hype is about, I came across this really fun and cool cover of “Bad Guy” by the ska-punk band The Interrupters. They made this song quite fun and enjoyable and now it’s the only way I can listen to that song. So here you go!

The Interrupters- Bad Guy:

 

Cover Song: Placebo (Depeche Mode)- I Feel You

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This post is quite awesome as it features two of the best UK bands of all time as well as two huge favorites of mine. Back in 1999, Placebo released a cover they did of the great Depeche Mode song “I Feel You.” Originally the song was released as a fan club-only cassette in 1999, as well as a bonus track on the American edition of Placebo’s album, Black Market Music. Later on in 2003 as part of a bonus disc for Sleeping With Ghosts, it was released again. Depeche Mode is not an easy band to cover and do it well but, Placebo did it justice and the way Brian Molko sings, he really made it his own. I thoroughly enjoy both versions and each has their own vibe. I think you’ll enjoy this.

Placebo- I Feel You:

 

 
Depeche Mode- I Feel You:

 

Cover Song: Weezer (Black Sabbath)- Paranoid

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I came across this the other day and was totally taken aback by it. I didn’t expect it to be this good. Earlier this year, Weezer released the Teal Album, which is all covers. On the record, they covered bands like Tears For Fears, Toto, The Turtles and Black Sabbath. Interestingly, this cover is not sung by Rivers Cuomo. Instead guitarist Brian Bell takes on lead vocals and knocks it out of the park.

Weezer (Black Sabbath)- Paranoid:

 

Cover Song: Miley Cyrus (Nine Inch Nails)- Head Like A Hole

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So this is one of those odd, out of left field things. Miley Cyrus did a cover of  the classic Nine Inch Nails track “Head Like A Hole.” On the new season of Black Mirror, in the episode “Rachel, Jack And Ashley Too,” Miley performs the song. The chorus lyrics were changed from the original anthemic verse of “Head like a hole / Black as your soul / I’d rather die than give you control / Bow down before the one you serve,” Cyrus, who plays fictional pop star Ashley O in the episode, can be heard singing “Hey there, whoa-ho, I’m on a roll / Riding so high, achieving my goals / I’m so stoked on ambition and verve / I’m gonna get what I deserve.” Additionally, the Nine Inch Nails track “Right Where It Belongs” was also featured in the episode, which is available now on Netflix.

 
I will say, I actually like this. It’s not amazing by any means but, it’s not bad at all. A lot of people will hate on it but, at least it’s not as bad as Buckcherry’s cover of the song. Miley actually has a good voice. She’s got a good “ROCK” voice that I’d like to hear her use more.

Miley Cyrus- Head Like A Hole:

 

 

 

Cover Song: Stephen Brodsky & Marissa Nadler- (Guns N Roses)- Estranged

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Cave In and Mutoid Man’s Stephen Brodsky is quite the busy guy. In addition to the two bands I just mentioned, he’s got a project with vocalist Marissa Nadler. Their collaborative album entitled Droneflower will be released April 26th via Sacred Bones Records. They have released a couple songs from the album. The first was an original song called “For The Sun,” which is quite a haunting introduction to the band. The second though is a cover of Guns N Roses’ “Estranged.” This is one of the best cover songs I’ve ever heard. “Estranged” happens to be my favorite GnR song of all time, so I was a tad skeptical before listening but, within seconds, I knew that this was amazing. Everything about this cover is perfect. It’s a totally different take on the GnR classic and it’s just beautiful.

Stephen Brodsky & Marissa Nadler- Estranged:

 


Stephen Brodsky & Marissa Nadler- Droneflower:

 

 

That Was A Bad Idea: Mumford and Sons covering Hurt by Nine Inch Nails

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I don’t know whose idea this was but, whoever’s it was should be taken out to a town square and given nine lashes. This is just a boring lame version. There is nothing special about it. Johnny Cash did it justice and he’s the only one. Why do bands like this feel the need to even attempt to cover a song as powerful as “Hurt?” There is zero emotion or passion in this performance. A band like Mumford and Sons will NEVER have the real gusto to make a song like this work. This was an all around bad idea. Please just stop!!!

 

Mumford and Sons covering Hurt: