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Covering Your Tracks – 29

After much some googling, I couldn’t find much about Core, the covering band in this weeks CYT. They do a “blistering” cover of, “Hot in Herre” by Nelly. It is a track from Core’s 2006 release Perfect Summer.

It’s another case of metal meeting hip-hop/rap and producing something entirely different than the original. I think. Maybe not. Whatever, its a fucking crankin’ track!



Covering Your Tracks – 18

Austrian band Stahlhammer is probably best known, where they are known, for their cover of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall,” from the band’s first album, Killer Instinkt. With a new vocalist, the band released their second album, Wiener Blut, which contains this weeks CYT; MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This.”

Now, one would think that Austrian metal and American R&B/hip-hop wouldn’t mix. Most times I think that would be a correct assumption. Stahlhammer’s cover is different to be sure; with punchy metal guitars and guttural vocals in a thick accent seeming completely alien to the song. It works, though, and it is still a track to dance to, albeit with more headbanging.

Here’s the cover;
[ U Can’t Touch This | 03:43 | 5.17mb | mp3 ]

And, in case you’ve never heard the original, here’s an embed-disabled vid on youtube.

Covering Your Tracks – 14

Back in 2000 I was working overnights in a dark attic-like part of an old Wal*Mart. Luckily there was a radio to help pass the tme- even though it only picked up one station. One night I heard this song and was hooked, and couldn’t wait to hear it again. It was one of the most unique covers I’d ever heard. To me, it’s probably one of the most unique covers ever made.

The track was the cover of “Boyz-N-The-Hood” by Dynamite Hack. The song was originally recorded by DH for a rap tribute album, and subsequently released on, and as the first single of, the album Superfast. DH’s cover takes a song with a statement and turns it on its head. Really, the ridiculousness of a bunch of suburban white dudes waxing about the harsh streets says it all, and gave more power, at least IMHO, to the original.

Dynamite Hack covers “Boyz-N-The-Hood;”

And the original;