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:
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:
Here is a fun cover song of Judas Priest’s “Painkiller,” by Darkest Hour. While the vocals don’t reach the highs of the legendary Rob Halford, Darkest Hour’s version adds a bit of heaviness and grit to the song in terms of the musical arrangement and tones.
Check it out:
Darkest Hour- Painkiller:
Judas Priest- Painkiller:
Portishead is one of my all time favorite bands. There is something so captivating about their music, that it almost hypnotizes you and takes you on a vision quest. Recently one of my favorite newer bands of the last few years, O’Brother, covered Portishead’s song “Silence” from their album entitled Third. The guys in O’Brother really nail the space and dynamics that the music presents, along with the vocal performance by Tanner Merritt.
Check it out and enjoy!
Metallica’s version of covers are some of my absolute favorites. So much so that I almost can’t listen to the original versions anymore. Like “Turn The Page” by Bob Seger, Metallica’s version is just better. Anyways, this song was originally a B-side for Deep Purple, but it shouldn’t have been. It’s a great song, and Metallica, especially James Hetfield embodies this song as their own.
Metallica- When A Blind Man Cries:
Deep Purple- When A Blind Man Cries:
I really dig when friends of mine make suggestions to me (hint hint wink wink). Yesterday during the chaotic aftermath of the election, my friend Kevin passed this cover of the Rolling Stones “Paint it Black” by underrated punk band The Unseen. This isn’t the best cover, but it is pretty decent. So check it out, and let me know what you think. And thank you Kevin!
The Unseen- Paint It Black:
Metallica does a great job covering the classic Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Tuesday’s Gone.” At Metallica’s 30th anniversary shows, they invited some friends up on stage to join in the cover of this song. Joining them was Pepper Keenan (Down/Corrosion of Conformity), Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Jim Martin (Faith No More), and Gary Rossington (Lynryd Skynryd). Check it out!!
Metallica and Friends- Tuesday’s Gone:
Lynryd Skynyrd- Tuesday’s Gone: