Saturday, January 17, 2009

I Got Erection - A Manchester Morgue Compilation

Here is my newest compilation, the first volume in a two volume (for now) collection of some of my favorite cover songs. I call it I Got Erection - named after a Turbonegro song covered by Satyricon, which is featured in this compilation. I've shortened the RAR name to IGE for anyone here whose wife might be pissed finding a file with Erection in the name.

For the most part these are metal bands doing covers of other hard rock or metal songs (it is still my music of choice, after all) but there are a few rather interesting covers here. Sonata Artica's cover of a Bette Midler Beaches classic, Surf band Gein and the Graverobbers' cover of Iron Maiden's Transylvania, or Children of Bodom's hilarious rendition of Kenny Rogers' Just Dropped In should at least elicit a smile from even the most smug of music fans.

The cover was done using both a Creepy cover (the down-syndrome Lon Chaney Dracula cover) and the moon from a poster for the movie Black Sheep. The vamp's head was actually in the Creepy logo, so I had to get him out of there and improvise on a background. This actually ended up being way more of a pain that I thought as it took forever to find something that actually looked okay behind him. Then there ended up being a lot of wasted space at the top, so I added the Stereotape logo to take care of that.

Here's the tracklist. It goes Band - Song (Original Band/Artist)

Satyricon - I Got Erection (Turbonegro)
Siebenburgen - Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) (W.A.S.P.)
Witchery - Riding On The Wind (Judas Priest)
Sonata Artica - The Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
Shadows Fall - December (Only Living Witness)
Children of Bodom - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In) (Kenny Rodgers)
In Flames - Land of Confusion (Genesis)
To Die For - I Just (Died In Your Arms) (Cutting Crew)
Gein and the Graverobbers - Transylvania (Iron Maiden)
All That Remains - Believe in Nothing (Nevermore)
Galnaryus - Go (Asia)
Sentenced - Digging The Grave (Faith No More)
Dinosaur Jr. - Just Like Heaven (The Cure)
Bella Morte - Earth Angel (The Penguins)
Norther - Final Countdown (Europe)
Wolf - A Dangerous Meeting (Mercyful Fate)
Arch Enemy - The Book of Heavy Metal (Dream Evil)
Dream Evil - Let The Killing Begin (Arch Enemy)
Darkest Hour - Nazi Punks Fuck Off
Cradle of Filth - Hallowed Be Thy Name(Iron Maiden)

Get Erection

Sonata Artica - The Wind Beneath My Wings. While the idea of a power metal band covering Bette is pretty hilarious, what's odd is that this song really songs like it could've been written by and for a power metal band. Not unlike the Helloween song.

In Flames - Land of Confusion. This is a pretty decent cover, but I'd really have liked to hear Soilwork give it a go. Their singer has a considerably better, and less Jonathan Davis-like singing voice.

Galnaryus - Go. An Asian band doing a cover of a song by an English band called Asia.

Cradle of Filth - Hallowed Be Thy Name. The second Maiden cover on this compilation. A lot of people speak harshly of COF. While I'm no huge fan of their more recent output, I'd still consider myself a fan of them overall and I think this cover is pretty outstanding. The vocals could very well ruin it for a lot of people, but the musicianship is top notch in my opinion.

That's it for now, enjoy, and the second volume, Creatures of the Night should be up tomorrow.


Crankenstien said...

I wrote a special thanks entry to your blog and there's a song included

Chick Young said...

Not only is this a fantastic compilation (boy, does Dangerous Meeting take me back) but that has to be the coolest album cover ever. Your skills with graphic design software are incredible. Cheers.

Logan said...

i am a sucker for a cover tune..thanks :)

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Erin said...

I love covers as well, and your compilation covers are always sweet eye candy. Thanks for making these two. I'm really curious on hearing Opeths version of AIC's Would

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