Danzig of the Week: Melissa Auf Der Maur and this Fucking Saxophone Covering “Devil’s Plaything”

posted by MP Johnson

MP Johnson listens to a lot of Danzig and he likes to share. So take heed, brain eaters, and enjoy this week’s dose of the demon.

This is among the weirdest Danzig covers I have ever heard, and I’ve heard a lot of them. Obviously, former Hole bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur loves Danzig. She even invited him to sing “Father’s Grave” on her most recent album. She is also obviously completely insane, but maybe not as insane as that saxophone player.

Step one: Turn “Devil’s Plaything” into a monotonous, slow burning accompaniment to a satanic sacrifice. Step two: Invite the reject from the high school jazz ensemble to solo over it. That’s the recipe for a good Danzig cover. Screw all that “stay true to the original” nonsense.

Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm