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.
Mastodon- The Bit:
The Melvins- The Bit:
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!
Spirit In The Room- Immigrant Song:
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: