It’s staggering how many musicians and artists were influenced by David Bowie. His passing on Sunday has led to countless artists across every genre talking about what Bowie meant to them, and while you wouldn’t necessarily expect a grind/hardcore band like Venomous Concept to name him as someone they look up to, they covered the song as part of the recording sessions for their new album, Kick Me Silly, VCIII. The collective, which features current and former members of Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, Corrupt Moral Altar and others, put the song up online today. Here’s what Kevin Sharp says of the cover, and of Bowie:
“I guess I mirrored a lot from Bowie’s plot. Nothing the same twice..Everything looks and sounds a bit different. So we did a bit of tongue and cheek here. Music will have less color from the last few months – cancer is like that. So celebrate what you got.There is no other choice. Thanks for the songs and random direction you put life on.”
Kick Me Silly; VC3 was released this past Friday (8) on Season of Mist, and can be purchased here.