Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Slayer – Born To Be Wild
With Slayer riding off into the sunset on their final North American tour this year, which includes a stop in Denver on Saturday, I thought it best that I pay tribute to the band with another one of their covers. Originally recorded by Steppenwolf, Born To Be Wild is a classic, an anthem of the open road. Which is appropriate here because Slayer’s version of the track is found in a rather unexpected place, a compilation released by NASCAR in 2002 called NASCAR: Crank It Up. The album features covers, remixes and original tunes from a bunch of rock and metal bands. The album looks to be available for as little as one cent on eBay, but since it will take too long to ship to me we can all enjoy it together thanks to YouTube! So crank it up on this Slayer cover that goes to 11 and catch them this Saturday at Fiddler’s Green to pay your respects!