Without question, one of the more popular theme shows the Decibel Geek podcast has ever produced was our Bizzaro Covers episode which featured hard rock and metal bands performing non-hard rock and metal songs.
While original material is always a joy to listen to (unless it’s being produced by Nickelback), a good cover song that puts a new spin or perspective on a song provokes emotion and can trigger the listener into liking something they normally wouldn’t even care about.
Before we dive right in to the music, there are a few things we need to pimp. Our Canadian correspondent Wally Norton recently scored a great interview with Coney Hatch singer Carl Dixon that was picked up by a few other web media outlets.
Also discussed are some wonderful comments from this week’s Geek of the Week. To be qualify for Geek of the Week simply head over to our facebook fan page and click LIKE; simple as that.
Of course, if you want to go one step beyond and tell a friend or write a review in iTunes, your chances go up exponentially (who said payola is dead?).
To round off the news, we discuss a commentary that Decibel Geek podcast host Chris Czynszak wrote in response to the recent reveal of the price of KISS’ new Monster book and the harsh reaction that has been echoed by about 99% of the KISS Army. Consider a second mortgage.
We dug deep this week to bring you some gems that you may have not heard before. While there are a number of bands you’ve heard of, there’s a couple oddball choices as well. All of the songs are certainly not what we typically play but we think you’ll agree that they all benefit from a harder production. As the cheesy Autograph tune used to say, “Things go better with rock.”