As they get set to tour, Red Fang unveil Elvis Presley cover

Posted by on September 28, 2015

When you think of Portland stoner metallers Red Fang, Elvis Presley is probably the last artist you’d expect them to draw inspiration from. And you’d be right, but they covered his “Can’t Help Falling In Love” anyway. Well, actually, they did it by not really doing it, just throwing Elvis’ lyrics over a song they’d had music to, but no words. It winds up sounding like something Type O Negative fans will really enjoy, and would probably make Elvis shoot at his stereo after hearing it, if he was still alive. If you’re hoping for a version of the song that has the yearning, romantic vibe of the original, you won’t find it here. Fans of stoner jams will, however, find a lot to like. Here’s what the band said about it:

“We were asked to cover an Elvis song a while back and none of us are really Elvis fans so we were kind of at a loss.  We had this dark and doomy jam we’d been kickin’ around for a while and we thought ‘what if we just record our own song and see if we can make the lyrics fit somehow?’  And to our surprise it turned out pretty rad!  Maybe Elvis is spinning in his grave, but I dig it.”

The song is streaming at Loudwire, but you can listen below. It’s the other side of the limited edition Volcom single that contains the Fraggle Rock cover they did. Limited to 500 copies, you’ll be able to pick it up on their tour they start this week week with Whores. and Wild Throne that you should go see if you get a chance to:

Here are the tour dates:
10/01 – Billings, Mt. @ Pub Station
10/02 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge w/ Caspian, Whores, Wild Throne
10/03 – Ft. Collins, Colo. @ Aggie Theatre
10/05 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Riot Room
10/06 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Firebird
10/07 – Chicago, Ill. @ Subterranean
10/08 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ace of Cups
10/09 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Altar Bar
10/10 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Palisades
10/11 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Underground Arts
10/13 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Kings
10/14 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade – Hell
10/16 – New Orleans, La. @ Siberia
10/17 – Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Live
10/18 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
10/19 – Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Studio
10/21 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Launchpad
10/22 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Rebel Lounge
10/23 – San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah
10/24 – San Bernardino, Calif @ Knotfest
10/25 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock Festival @ Gibson Ranch Park (no support)

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