Top 10 Local Covers Of Famous Songs
5. The 71's, "Wicked Game": Even though he hams it up way too much, there's no doubt that Keeton Coffman more than has the voice to keep up with Chris Isaak. The only cover we were familiar with from the 71's was a pretty standard version of "Interstate Love Song," so it was a welcome shock to hear the boys lay it down cooler than the other side of the pillow.
4. Delicate Terror, "Darling Nikki": One of Spike the Percussionist's many projects gave us one hell of an industrial cover of his Royal Badness' sexiest tune. We describe it as the sound of screwing on a running dryer filled with three sneakers while a paused game of Mega Man 2 blared full-blast from the next room.
3. Shellee Coley & Mason Lankford, "Hallelujah": Two of the absolute best voices in the entire city bring their own spin to the classic Leonard Cohen track (Really more to the Rufus Wainwright recording, but without the annoying pronunciation of "ya" as "you.") Like Silenced Within, we're stuck with a live recording that simply cannot handle the note Coley and Lankford are capable of producing. Here's hoping for a duet single at some point.
02. Asmodeus X, "Rock Me Asmodeus": We were torn between this and Asmo's cover of "Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque," but in the end we're just too fond of the dancebility of the track. You haven't seen a Numbers goth night come alive until you've seen Asmo bust this one out in the middle of a set.
01. Manichean, "Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven": This is bar-none the most normal we have ever heard the Manichean sound. That in itself makes it weird. Trust Cory and Justice to be the musical embodiment of curveballs. Fantastic take on a great Love and Rockets tune.
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