To cover a Beatles song and make it worse is deceptively easy. Bad Beatles cover songs are everywhere, from William Shatner’s unhinged assault on “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” to Peter Seller’s arch and theatrical rendering of “Can’t Buy Me Love,” to Jim Carrey’s even-more-unhinged decapitation of “I Am The Walrus.” It takes an […]
We fell madly for Esben and the Witch‘s goth-tinged soundscape upon hearing the eerie “Marching Song” last fall. And this week, the Brighton, England trio finally brings their long-awaited debut album, Violet Cries, to U.S. shores. “Dread is what Esben and the Witch do best, yet they’re not about cheap shocks, and they’re not kitsch […]
“Brimful of Asha” was Cornershop‘s big commercial hit, but there’s more to the band than that sprightly 1997 pop hit. These Indian-British dudes can rock out, as evidenced by this 2002 thrasher, “Lessons Learned From Rocky I to Rocky III.” The lyric “The overgrown supersh**!” is one of the great hooks in recent rock.