Classic Cover: Crobot – Black Cat (original by Janet Jackson)

Crobot and Mascot Records have released a recording of Janet Jackson’s “Black Cat.” Crobot’s Brandon Yeagley shares:

Every time we talked about covering a song, “Black Cat” would come up as one we wished we had written. So, here’s our chance to pay homage to the great Janet Jackson. It’s got all the things that go into the Crobot sound – bad ass riffs, a funky groove for days, and soaring high vocals. What’s not to like about this tune? It’s even got cow bell!

Crobot’s most recent studio album titled Feel This, has delivered 4.3 million streams to date. Band members Brandon Yeagley [vocals], Chris Bishop [guitar], and Dan Ryan [drums] picked up where they left off with Motherbrain, whose cumulative streams have now surpassed 33 million, two thirds of which were for the goliath track “Low Life,” a Top 10 single at Active Rock radio, with a 29-week run on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. From Feel This they released videos for “Golden”, “Set You Free” and “Better Times”.

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Since the release of their previous album they have toured the US with GWAR, Steel Panther and they will be appearing at Rock Fest on the same bill as Slipknot and Ice Nine Kills this summer as well as Rocklahoma and Shiprocked festivals. They will also be heading out on a tour of the US and Canada through July and August before another run of dates in the US with GWAR.

They made waves with Legend of the Spaceborne Killer [2012], Something Supernatural [2014], and Welcome To Fat City [2016]. However, Motherbrain [2019] represented a high watermark. They’ve crisscrossed the U.S., and The World, in road-warrior style, playing with the likes of Anthrax, Black Label Society, Chevelle, Clutch, Volbeat, Halestorm and more. They’ve lit up festival bills and the annual Shiprocked! Cruise, Rocklahoma, Aftershock, and the Jericho Cruise alongside others. Brandon comments:

We tour the pockets off of our pants and sleep in our van for half of the year. To some, that may seem like misery, but to us – it’s Heaven baby!

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Header image by Stesha Whitney

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