Classic Cover Double Bill: Glen Campbell / Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes – Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) [original by Green Day]

This is a bit of an oldie, coming as it does from a 2008 album, but it just happened to fly by on a random shuffle play and I realised that we'd not featured it before. We frequently publish rock / metal bands covering other genres, but only very rarely flipping the tables. In this … Continue reading Classic Cover Double Bill: Glen Campbell / Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes – Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) [original by Green Day]

Classic Cover: Green Carnation – “Time In A Bottle” (original by Jim Croce)

I just had to feature this one. I don't think I've ever heard the original, released in 1973, but my memory goes all the way back to 1978/79 when the second Muppets album was released. My dad got it out of the library on vinyl and copied it to tape for me. On it was … Continue reading Classic Cover: Green Carnation – “Time In A Bottle” (original by Jim Croce)

Classic Cover: Andre Antunes – Master of Puppets (in the style of Muse), original by Metallica

I found this track randomly on YouTube and it really blew me away. The whole song has been created by Andre Antunes and he has absolutely nailed the Muse sound in this rendition of Metallica's classic "Master of Puppets". Amazingly, none of it sounds forced. It doesn't sound like a "Muse version", it sounds like … Continue reading Classic Cover: Andre Antunes – Master of Puppets (in the style of Muse), original by Metallica

Classic Cover: Korpiklaani – “Ennen” (original by Joe Jackson, popularised by Anthrax)

This is an interesting one, and not new so apologies for those who've heard it since it came out last year. "Ennen" is a Finnish version of "Got The Time", probably best known in metal circles as coming from Anthrax's Persistence of Time album. That itself was a thrash version of Joe Jackson's original which featured … Continue reading Classic Cover: Korpiklaani – “Ennen” (original by Joe Jackson, popularised by Anthrax)

Classic Cover: As The Palaces Burn – “Mass Hypnosis” (original by Sepultura)

The blurb for this track came to us in Portuguese, which makes sense for a Brazilian band covering another Brazilian band. As The Palaces Burn are starting 2022 with the release of a new EP, Offer To The Gods, and their style is based heavily on "classic era" Sepultura. As such, this version of "Mass Hypnosis" … Continue reading Classic Cover: As The Palaces Burn – “Mass Hypnosis” (original by Sepultura)

Classic Cover: Todd Kerns – “Blackstar” (original by David Bowie)

When it comes to covering David Bowie songs, his latter works hardly, if ever, get a look-in compared to all those old favourites from the 70s and 80s that you'd find on any compilation CD or streaming playlist. Instead, Todd Kerns, the man known for Age of Electric, Static in Stereo, Original Sin LV, Toque, … Continue reading Classic Cover: Todd Kerns – “Blackstar” (original by David Bowie)