Video: The Dillinger Escape Plan Cover “Fight The Power”

Posted by on March 3, 2011


Yesterday (March 3), The Dillinger Escape Plan played a free day time show at the Yuerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, CA. The free performance was part of of the Defend Your Homefront Rally, a cross-promotion event for the new video game Homefront. During this show, fans were treated to The Dillinger Escape Plan performing a unique cover: Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power.”

The cover would appear to suggest that DEP are joining bands such as The Acacia Strain, As I Lay Dying, Misery Signals, and Periphery in recording covers for the video game’s soundtrack. However, and please excuse me if I sound ignorant, but that was “Fight The Power”? Granted, I was never expecting DEP’s cover to sound exactly like the original. But if it wasn’t for the title on the video, I probably wouldn’t have realized it was the same song right away. With that said…it’s actually pretty good! They definitely get points for making it truly their own. However, this still remains our favorite Public Enemy cover.

You can judge for yourself, though, and watch video of the band transitioning from”43% Burnt” into “Fight The Power” above.


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