So there is this guy who goes by MovieBob on YouTube who does reviews of movies. He saw the newest Adam Sandler movie, Pixels, a few days ago. To say that he HATES the movie is an understatement, this is the most brutal review I have ever seen! Do not watch this at work, the language is extremely unsafe for work.
Hold on, I know what you’re gonna say “Ox, this is one of the most played covers ever! I thought we were gonna get more obscure sh*t.” You’re right, this is a very well known cover, but Johnny Cash does such a damn good job with Hurt that I have to pay respects and feature it. You can throw this tune on repeat for hours and it only gets better. So sit back, relax and enjoy an instant classic.
Let’s say you are turning 18, you go to a Foo Fighters concert for you birthday. Let’s also say you bring a sign asking the band to let you come up on stage to play drums. Now let’s say they do it but Dave Grohl says if you f*ck up the song he is going to tar and feather your ass backstage. Are you going to kill it? Does Anthony Bifolchi kill it? Check it out and see for yourself.
This week for Hump The Covers Off we go deep AND long with the band Ghost. You might be familiar with the Swedish heavy metal rockers, if not now is the perfect time since they are about to drop their new album Meliora at the end of August and they are rocking the Summit Music Hall on Rocktober 17th. Instead of giving you one tune tonight I am going to hook you up with an entire EP full of covers, produced by Dave Grohl, If You Have Ghost. With 4 cover tunes, including remakes of ABBA and Depeche Mode songs, and a live version of their track Secular Haze, this is 25 minutes of creepy rock that kicks ass. So strap up and enjoy!
This week we Hump The Covers Off with Manson and The Smashing Pumpkins. You might catch something very similar to this if you’re headed to their co-headlining gig at Red Rocks on Monday. The first video is the Pumpkins and Manson teaming up and double teaming the songs Eye and The Beautiful People. This video was shot for the 1997 Bridge School Benefit, a yearly show that brings in big names in rock, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Southern California. Enjoy the tunes, and if you’re going to the show on Monday, see ya there!
For an encore we go more current, with Manson on vocals and the Pumpkins taking instrumental duties on the tune Third Day of a Seven Day Binge off The Pale Emporer, Manson’s newest album.
There are a handful of bands that seem to routinely have their songs covered; The Beatles, Metallica, Black Sabbath, and Nirvana. This week take a trip back to 2007 and the third album from OTEP, The Ascension. On this release OTEP channels the grit and growl that was Kurt Cobain’s vocals with her cover of Breed. I don’t know if ever I have ever heard such a great matchup of song to singer for a cover. Let’s stop wasting time, enjoy!
This week on Hump The Covers Off we feature two bands who recently jumped back into the spotlight after hiatuses, Disturbed and Faith No More. Disturbed covered the Faith No More song Midlife Crisis in 2011 on the album The Lost Children. This isn’t the most obscure cover, but it still rocks and it’s good to see both bands back on their feet and rocking again, so rock along and enjoy!
Tonight we Hump The Covers Off with Nothing More. You’re probably familiar with their hits This Is The Time, Mr. MTV and their latest, Jenny, as well as their extensive touring schedule which has taken them through Colorado half a dozen times over the last year and a half. That touring schedule hasn’t stopped and they will be at the Black Sheep this coming Monday, the 22nd of June. In anticipation of that show I have decided to feature them in this week’s Hump The Covers Off where they take on Nine Inch Nail’s We’re In This Together Now. The band loves playing around with vocal and instrumental effects which work really well for this industrial tune now with an acoustic spin, take a listen.