In honor of the late Peter Steele, here are a few off-beat, yet somehow infectious, covers that kick ass in one fashion or another:
Type O Negative - "Cinnamon Girl" (Neil Young)
This is what a cover song should be - ballsy, true to the original's spirt and yet original enough in its own right to make it an entirely new song.
Biz Markie - "Benny & the Jets" (Elton John)
The Beastie Boys combined forces with the golden age of hip-hop's clown prince and made one of the funniest fucking tracks ever. Biz Mark knows about four of the words . . .
Machine Head - "Message in a Bottle" (The Police)
The Burning Red is widely considered a low point for Machine Head but I don't give a fuck what anyone says, this cover kicks ass.
Machine Head - Message in a bottle
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Shadows Fall - "Welcome to the Machine" (Pink Floyd)
Massachusetts' own Shadows Fall give the Floyd classic a warbeast, grind makeover. Hells yeah . . .
Spineshank - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (The Beatles)
Underrated 90s L.A. band give George Harrison's masterpiece a nu-metal fist to the face.