Puddle of Mudd’s new album Re:(Disc)overed has some great covers on it. Who would have thought the band would redo such a wide variety of great classic rock songs?
“Gimme Shelter” opens the album with a fresh remake of the original intensity of the Stones. On “Old Man” Wes Scantlin’s vocals work quite nicely within the original framework of the song.
I get the feeling the band likes Paul Rodgers because they cover Free’s “All Right Now” and also Bad Company’s “Shooting Star.” Puddle of Mudd also does a really great cover of “Funk #49″ by James Gang.
The diversity of song material on this album really strikes me for a couple of reasons. One, here’s a current band doing an entire album of classic rock covers. Two, Puddle of Mudd makes the songs their own, while keeping the integrity of the songwriter’s composition and feel of the original recordings.
I’ve always felt that classic rock music is alive and well in the current demographic, and this new album by Puddle of Mudd proves it. Now I’m also a Puddle of Mudd fan!
Monster Energy has a nice Facebook page for the album at facebook.com/MonsterEnergy
Puddle of Mudd is currently on the Rock Allegiance Tour, with tour dates posted at puddleofmudd.com
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Classic Rock, New Releases