What’s the best song that _______ never wrote? Not just a song that kind of sounds like it could have been written by someone else, but a great song where every time you hear it, you automatically think of the other artist and are kind of surprised they didn’t get there first. Could be a good way to discover some new bands, I dunno.
Trail of the Dead
"Metal Carnage" by Deaf Wish
This would fit perfectly on the Trail of the Dead s/t debut. He even sounds like Jason Reece on this one.
Queens of the Stone Age
"Impressions" by Hooded Fang
This song, like much of the album, is pure Queens of the Stone Age. You can practically hear the scuzzy “Sick-Sick-Sick” bass when the riff escalates, and that chorus is built for Josh Homme’s falsetto. It’s actually kind of frustrating that this isn’t on Era Vulgaris.
Nothing To Forget by Dillinger Escape Plan is the best song Angel Dust-era Faith No More never wrote. https://open.spotify.com/track/4gmVj1Ye2yvNxH4IDMZ6cI?si=-J7nfS89Sdub7QnfiixTQw
Stone Temple Pilots
"L.A." by Elliott Smith
That riff and those chords are pure Dean DeLeo, and the guitar sound and vocal style would fit perfectly on Tiny Music.
Spencer Krug / Wolf Parade
“Ghost Boy” by Spielbergs
It feels kind of like a more soaring cousin of “Dinner Bells” off of Wolf Parade’s debut. It seems made for Krug’s voice too. One of the best songs of the year.
Don Henley - Boys of Summer is the best song Vampire Weekend never wrote
Werewolves of London is the best song Bob Dylan never wrote.
I don’t like Bruce ‘Bossman’ Springsteen but if he was more like Tom Waits I would.
There are actually a load of good songs I can think of that remind me of ‘Steen, just never been able to enjoy the man himself.
"Star" by Jesu
Don’t laugh, this would fit perfectly on their self-titled album. It’s a very Blink chord progression and he even sounds like Mark Hoppus here.
Going to have to stop you there Clive.
Davidian, the best song Slayer could never write.
sorry mate, you cant ask this then compare Jesu to Blink 182
Still can’t believe, a decade on, Kid Rock had the cheek to sample that plus Sweet Home Alabama and get it to the top of the charts.
This was what made Obama win.
I used to ride in a vanpool to work with a bunch of incredibly racist old men, and the only thing they loved more than making fun of the homeless people we passed was this song. The soundtrack for hell.
On a similar Tom/Bruce note, a very famous one. But I guess there’s a reason for that. Probably why he felt obliged to cover it.
Would have loved to see their faces on election night 2008
Sounds like something that would fit on a Desert Sessions sesh