ALBUM REVIEW: Danzig – Skeletons

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Rating6Covers albums can be hit or miss affairs, sometimes insightful and revelatory, often indulgent and derivative. Glenn Danzig’s selections and interpretations sit somewhere in the middle. He has certainly applied the demonic, grandiose metal Danzig sound to these songs, though often they sound like poorly recorded demos. In particular Elvis’ Let Yourself Go works well, as does his Ramones ramalama take on The Troggs’ With A Girl Like You but surprisingly for such an influential song, he takes Black Sabbath’s N.I.B into metal karaoke territory. The real winner is closer Crying In The Rain which best showcases Danzig’s anguished bellow and howl.

Chris Familton

NEW MUSIC: Anna Calvi & David Byrne | Strange Weather

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Anna Calvi and David Byrne get all mysterious and moody in this new duet covering Keren Ann’s song ‘Strange Weather’. The song appears on Calvi’s new cover EP of the the same name due out on Domino 14.07.14.

David Byrne said the following on working with Anna:

‘I’m a big fan of Anna’s two records… and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom here in NY. ‘Epic’ I think is the word that is often used. So when Thomas Bartlett said he was going to be in the studio producing an EP of Anna doing covers I immediately agreed to join in. I was invited to suggest songs and I loved the last Keren Ann record and I thought Strange Weather had a haunting quality that might suit Anna…. so we did that, and Anna then suggested I join in on the Connan Mockasin track she’d done too.’

Strange Weather Tracklisting

  • 01. Papi Pacify (FKA twigs)
  • 02. 2. I’m The Man, That Will Find You (Connan Mockasin) – featuring David Byrne
  • 03. Ghost Rider (Suicide)
  • 04. 4. Strange Weather (Keren Ann) – featuring David Byrne
  • 05. Lady Grinning Soul (David Bowie)

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