Rhino’s Got You Covered: The Click Five, Tenderloin, Rod Stewart, and Mastodon
It’s Wednesday, so it must be time to take another dip into the Rhino catalog and trot out a new quartet of cover songs that you may or may not have heard before. Let’s get started, shall we?
• The Click Five, “Lies” (2005): These guys had a truly fantastic 2005, thanks to the top-20 success of their album GREETINGS FROM EMRIE HOUSE and its single “Just the Girl,” but the whole album is great, thanks to songwriting contributions by Adam Schlesinger, a co-write with Paul Stanley (!), not to mention the original tunes by Ben Romans. Buried near the end of the album, however, is this Thompson Twins cover that fits in with the rest of the material quite nicely.
• Tenderloin, “Heard It on the X” (1995): This hard rock band from Lawrence, Kansas released two albums on Warner Brothers in the mid-1990s, but this old-school ZZ Top cover hails from the second one, 1995’s BULLSEYE. They roar their way through it, but to be fair, ZZ Top rocked the hell out of it first.
• Rod Stewart, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (1977): Although it’s often forgotten as a result of being overshadowed by “Hot Legs” and “You’re in My Heart,” this Supreme cover sits at the halfway point of Stewart’s FOOT LOOSE AND FANCY FREE album, and he makes it into an epic affair.
• Mastodon, “Stairway to Heaven” (2019): When Mastodon’s manager and friend, Nick John, died in 2018, the band performed this Led Zeppelin classic at his funeral as a tribute, but after someone played their performance back to them, they decided to record it properly. In turn, their version was released on 10” vinyl for last year’s Record Store Day, but now you can enjoy its awesomeness online, too.
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