# 0090 – Recast

[Kevin] This is a mix of covers that recasts the originals. It looks heavier than it really is.


[Kevin] This is a cover mix that looks heavier than it really is. Essentially, it’s a rock / alternative / metal / country mix.

It started with my friend Don Heeter’s “Goofy Sh*t” play list that was basically a list of covers he liked where the original had been redefined by the cover band putting their own spin on the song. The list started with Crowbar’s recasting of Gary Wright’s 1976 radio classic “Dreamweaver” as a cauldron of churning sludge that still sounds pleasing to the ears. If you listen to nothing else on this mix, check out Dreamweaver.

Heeter’s list also had “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” “Orion” (which is a great acoustic version of the Metallica original), “Simple Man,” “Buick McKaine,” and “I Never Dreamed.” One night while drinking we added “I’ve Got the Fire,” “Imagine,” and “Run Like Hell.” Then to round it out I added the rest. Hope you enjoy it.

As always, if you like a song or a band, please support them by purchasing their CDs, LPs, mp3s, or DVDs, and by going to see them when they tour…

  1. DreamweaverCrowbar, original by Gary Wright
  2. Sounds of Silence Ascension of the Watchers, original by Simon and Garfunkel
  3. *Ghost of Tom JoadRage Against the Machine, original by Bruce Springsteen
  4. ImagineA Perfect Circle, original by John Lennon
  5. I’ve Got the FireIron Maiden, original by Montrose
  6. OrionRodrigo Y Gabriela, original by Metallica
  7. Simple Man Deftones, original by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  8. Three DaysL7, original by Willie Nelson
  9. CrossroadsRush, original by Robert Johnson
  10. Buick McKaineGuns’n’Roses, original by T. Rex
  11. Get a Grip (on Yourself)Prong, original by The Stranglers
  12. Run Like HellKitty, original by Pink Floyd
  13. Slip KidAnvil & Franky Perez, original by The Who
  14. Evil Hearted YouThe Pixies, original by The Yardbirds
  15. Rated XNeko Case, original by Loretta Lynn
  16. I Never DreamedBlack Label Society, original by Lynyrd Skynyrd

*Grapes of Wrath (1940)

#0046 – Apostasy


kevin: Hardcore, metal, punk, sludge, grindcore, whatever you call it, here’s some more of it, starting with an (unapproved) message of searing wisdom from the late Carl Sagan:

  1. Cosmos sample – Carl Sagan
  2. The Storm – Judge
  3. Life Sentence – Death Threat
  4. Icepick – Crown of Thornz
  5. Inhuman Nature – Sepultura
  6. Salvation – Chimaira
  7. George Carlin
  8. It Takes No Guts – Superjoint Ritual
  9. Political Glory – Final Conflict
  10. Buried – Corrosion of Conformity
  11. Blinded – Buzzoven
  12. Turning Point & Loyal to da grave – 25 Ta Life
  13. Where Next to Conquor – Bolt Thrower
  14. Fisting – Brutal Truth
  15. Into the Flames of Progression – All Out War
  16. Future Breed Machine – Meshuggah
  17. This Fight – Full Blown Chaos
  18. Burner – Motorhead
  19. Cut Rate – Prong