10 Oct

Soundtracks are often a great place to find covers. A record company wants to push a movie by having a big name band on the soundtrack. The big name band doesn’t wanna just put a B-Side on album. So what do they do? They do a cover. The soundtrack to the Crow 2: City of Angels is a prime example of this. Not only was it full of many of the alternative bands of the time including Filter (see post 691), Deftones, Fear Factory and Korn doing b-sides but it had two bands doing covers. There was White Zombie doing a rocked-out cover of disco classic “I’m Your Boogie Man” by KC and the Sunshine Band. The other was a very interesting choice. Whereas White Zombie doing a song with the phrase boogieman fits into the dark themes found in the movie, the second cover was very different, in concept but not in delivery. As ludicrous an idea of a disco cover, there was a Fleetwod Mac cover on the album. It was done by Hole. With Courtney Love’s harpy vocals, Melissa Auf der Maur’s spectacular bass work, Eric Erlandson’s crunchy guitar work and Patty Schemel’s great drum work, they were able to bring out a darker side of the song. It would become a standout song and a regular part of my jukebox.

Song 698- “Gold Dust Woman” by Hole


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