Posts Tagged ‘April Wine’

This doesn’t really happen that often, but when you hear an amazing cover, you gravitate to it and it blows your mind at how awesome it sounds. To me, that is the point of deciding to take a song that was a classic and cover it for a new generation you may not have heard the original. Kobra And The Lotus is a Canadian heavy metal band that was formed by the beautiful and talented Kobra Paige back in 2009. The band just released their first EP titled Words Of The Prophet on August 28TH which sees the band cover songs from fellow Canadian bands that they grew up listening to like April Wine, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Rush, and today’s cover from Alannah Myles. In 1990, Alannah Myles released the track Black Velvet which blew up the charts here in America just because of that bluesy voice (or at least I loved her vocals). Now Kobra Paige and her band Kobra And The Lotus decided to take a crack at the song and they did not disappoint. It’s amazing to hear those crunching guitars and bass line that go with this blues classic and Kobra’s vocals definitely do not disappoint either. We have an added bonus for all of you guys as we have the music video for the song for you guys to enjoy as well. So, enjoy the track and check out the band’s website here.

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J_Geils_Band_Fright_Night_45_01I know it’s not Halloween or October for that matter, but I couldn’t resist choosing a song that some may find corny for Soundtrack Saturday. If you’re a fan of horror movies and horror films of the great decadent decade known as the 80’s then you are probably a fan of the classic film Fright Night which starred Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, and Stephen Geoffreys in this film of vampires and teenagers (to read the review, checkout the 31 Days Of Halloween post here) 80’s style. The film was released in 1985 and it boasted a soundtrack that could be the soundtrack to any Halloween party as well as it featured songs from artists like White Sister, April Wine, Devo, Sparks, Ian Hunter, Autograph, and today’s featured artist in Boston’s legendary The J. Geils Band. Synthesizers are in full effect on this track as Seth Justman does his best on vocals as Peter Wolf was not present in the band at this time and the song has a real catchy chorus that gets stuck in your head. It was still a weird part of the decade as bands were experimenting more and more with synths at the time like Van Halen had the year before with 1984. I would definitely check out the film for all the greatness of the 80’s as well as all the other songs you’ll hear during the film. So, let’s give this song a listen below: