West Coast post-hardcore/sludge metal unit HORSENECK recently released a rendition of ALICE COOPER’s “School’s Out.” The track follows their full-length, independently issued record, Fever Dream, released earlier this year.

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Guitarist Anthony Paganelli comments of the track:

During our Fever Dream recording sessions, we decided to record a few cover songs. ALICE COOPER’s ‘School’s Out’ being one of them. We all love ’70s rock and it’s a big influence in our songs and songwriting. ‘School’s Out’ is a bad ass song and that main riff is so catchy and super fun to play. 

Listen to HORSENECK’s cover of “School’s Out” HERE:

We jammed on it a few times and decided to record it. The other cool thing about recording this song is that we all did vocals on it. All four of us sang. I even had my kids do the yelling part at the end. They thought it was cool to go in the studio and yell into a microphone a few times. But then again, who doesn’t.

Fittingly titled, HORSENECK’s eleven-track Fever Dream shifts seamlessly from spatial distortion, to specific detail, trying to navigate a nightmare of an existence with the grace of a butcher knife. Fever Dream is driven by the darkness and uncertainty of the world. You can hear it in its melodies, lyrics, and unorthodox use of horns and keys all throbbing under the weight of its own sonic psychosis.

Engineered by the band’s own Lance Jackman at The Dock in Sacramento and mixed and mastered by Eric Stenman (WILL HAVEN, FAR, WEEZER) at The Appliantz Shop in Encino, the record includes guest vocals from Grammy nominated rock ‘n’ roll pioneer GARY U.S. BONDS and indie rock/folk hero Jules Bee (Baenziger) from SEA OF BEES.

Buy HORSENECK’s Fever Dream HERE:

Author

Theron Moore has been freelance writing since 1989 as a staff writer for SLAM Magazine (Stateline Area Magazine, Northern IL / Southern WI), and contributor to Jake Wiseley’s (Red Decibel Records) Sheet Metal Magazine. He’s also published zines Louder Than God, The Saint Vitus Press & Poetry Review, For Those About to Rock, and blogs Church of the Necronomicon and All My Friends Are Rock Stars (AMFARS). Moore has contributed music, & movie reviews, and artist interviews to websites horrornews.net, Wormwood Chronicles, The Sludgelord, New Noise Magazine and Metal Forces Magazine. He is the author of All My Friends Are Rock Stars, Volumes I-III; Gangsters, Harlots and Thieves; Belvidere, Books & Guns; Blood on the Screen, Blood on the Page; all titles available on Amazon.

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