5 THINGS THAT SUCK ABOUT...

I HEARD THE COVER OF KANSAS' "CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON" FROM ANTHRAX

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...AND DIDN'T HATE IT. AT ALL. IN FACT I DUG THE HELL OUT OF IT! BUT THE TITLE IS "5 THINGS THAT SUCKED..." SO HERE'S WHAT SUCKED:

1. It sucked that Joey didn't rasp up the vocals a little and vary the almost spot on to John Elefante's version. I mean, this is Anthrax FFS!! Can I get a little toxicity next time please?

2. It sucked that there wasn't more of Scott Ian- I mean, they could have a big pause on that one part where one guitar goes up "bleet...bleet...bleet..." you know the part? They could have stopped there and just let him shred it out, ya know?

3. It sucked that it was "Carry On My Wayward Son" that was covered. There are so many others that could have been picked you know? Like "Icarus (Born On Wings Of Steel)" - NO!! I'm kidding. THAT is a terrible song. But could you see Anthrax doing like a slurring, sensuous, smarmy and sexy version of "Dust In The Wind"? I can. 

4. It sucked that not all of the past members of Anthrax couldn't play on this. It'd be like a reunion in a way - maybe more like the collaboration for Live Aide or Farm Aide back in the day. There'd have to be risers set up or a huge ass stage if they were gonna all play it and video. 

5. It sucked that I knew all the words to this song. I mean it's not an unknown song by any means. But it just sucks that even without trying I sang along whilst typing this. It's funny but now that Pearl Jam can be considered "classic rock" I wonder what Kansas is classified as? And if Anthrax wanted to cover a classic rock song - why wasn't it one of the "new" classic rock songs?

Here's the song in case you wanna see for yourself. Let me know on my Facebook page or by email what you thought! (click the icons to go directly to my page or email). 

By the way, is there a KTEL album out for "New Classic Rock" yet? If not, there should be, right?

reminder iconJust a reminder - Anthrax is on tour NOW with Killswitch Engage. Tickets and tour dates can be found by clicking here for Anthrax, here for KsE, and here for The Devil Wears Prada.

 

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