There are some songs that are so spot on the money that it seems pointless doing a cover version but that doesn’t stop some acts. Perhaps its their ego telling them that they can do a better job than the definitive version, perhaps they are showing a genuine homage to the song or maybe they are looking for the publicity that this cover would get them. Covering a famous song is a surefire and quick way to get noticed, particularly for a band who would probably not be on the radar for most people.
The latest in the line of cover versions that will make you go hmmmmmm.....why? is ‘Ace of Spades’ by Jyl Millard. Yes, that ‘Ace of Spades’, the speed-freak anthem that never fails to get people moshing and head-banging. In a bold move, Millard has decided to slow it right down and give it a sleazy lounge treatment with his slow heavy-breath vocals reminding you of the dodgy phone call you received but were a bit too ashamed to tell anyone about. Quite frankly, this song is pointless and the easiest description for it is to say it sounds like Babylon Zoo performed the cover.
Don’t take the gamble in the hope that this will be alright, sometimes you got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em and this track should have you running far and wide.