Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Chain reaction

Admittedly, there was very stiff competition for the most batshit bit of news yesterday - but the fact that David Hasselhoff has recorded a very faithful cover of The Jesus & Mary Chain's 'Head On' surely deserves an honourable mention.

The song features Cars guitarist Elliott Easton, while Todd Rundgren and James Williamson of The Stooges are among the other contributors to Open Your Eyes, the album on which the cover will appear. It's no 'Jump In My Car', I'll say that much. Penny for the Reid brothers' thoughts. But, even more unbelievably, it's pretty good.

Naturally it brings to mind William Shatner's Ben Folds-produced cover of 'Common People' - and also 'I Can't Get Behind That', his even more incredible collaboration with Henry Rollins and King Crimson's Adrian Belew. (Speaking of Shatner, here's a recent interview he did with Buzz.)

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