There Is Nothing New Under The Sun

Hydra Head

I wrote Coalesce a while ago to see if they wanted to contribute a song to a compilation of Eighties covers I have been working on. They responded that they swore they wouldn’t do any other cover songs after the Led Zeppelin covers. I thought they were being sarcastic, a snide poke at someone writing the purveyors of sick musical insanity and whiplash changes for an Eighties cover (how absurd). I never really thought that they might have seriously recorded Led Zeppelin covers. Then this shows up…

I just don’t know what to say when I hear Sean’s acid-raw vocals tear through “Hey, hey mama…” on “Whole Lotta Love.” Amused? Kinda. Scared? A little. I don’t even know how to judge whether this was a good idea or not or how it turned out. All I can do is listen and look and confirm once again that, yes, it’s really here, no dream. Sometimes it makes me laugh, sometimes shake my head, and yes, sometimes rock out. Seven cover songs: “Immigrant Song,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog,” “Out On The Tiles,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “That’s The Way,” and “Thank You.” Additional vocals by Matt Pryor of the Get Up Kids.

Hydra Head Records, P.O. Box 990248, Boston, MA 02199

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Jacqueline Kerrod
    Jacqueline Kerrod

    17 Days in December (Orenda Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Pokey Lafarge
    Pokey Lafarge

    In The Blossom Of Their Shade (New West Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • Best of Film 2021
    Best of Film 2021

    Lily and Generoso select and review their ten favorite features, seven supplemental films, and two prized repertory releases of 2021.

  • I Saw A Dozen Faces…
    I Saw A Dozen Faces…

    From The Windbreakers to Bark, Tim Lee is a trooper in the rock and roll trenches…and he’s lived to tell it all in his new memoir.

  • The Lyons
    The Lyons

    A man on his deathbed is surrounded by bickering family members, many of which you would strangle him given the chance. In other words: a brilliant comedy!

  • The Reading Room
    The Reading Room

    Today’s episode features author Anna-Marie O’Brien talking about her book Adventures of a Metalhead Librarian: A Rock N’ Roll Memoir with Ink 19’s Rose Petralia.

  • Bush Tetras
    Bush Tetras

    Rhythm and Paranoia (Wharf Cat). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Tom Tom Club
    Tom Tom Club

    The Good The Bad and the Funky (Nacional). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Barnes & Barnes
    Barnes & Barnes

    Pancake Dream (Demented Punk Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Jeremiah Lockwood
    Jeremiah Lockwood

    A Great Miracle: Jeremiah Lockwood’s Guitar Soli Chanukah Album (Reboot). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

From the Archives