My 5 Metalized Covers

1. Rammstein Das Modell (Kraftwerk)  

German rock band Rammstein covered the German version of “Das Model” in 1997 as “Das Modell“. It was released as a non-album single.

“Das Modell” is introduced by a French phrase spoken by film editor Mathilde Bonnefoy: “Mesdames et messieurs, nous avons l’honneur ce soir, de vous présenter la nouvelle collection de Rammstein” which loosely translates to “Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight we have the honor to present you with the new collection of Rammstein” – something that one would expect to hear about a clothing collection. The beginning sounds like a fashion catwalk. Someone belches then a bump and a scream is heard, followed by laughter and cameras clicking, apparently to sound as if the model stumbled and fell.

The video for this song was never released, possibly due to subject matter closely related to Princess Diana.

The single contains three non-album tracks taken from the Sehnsucht recording sessions. In the special version of “Alter Mann”, Christiane Herbold (aka. Bobo) sings alongside Till Lindemann in the chorus. Also included is the computer game “Asche zu Asche” for Microsoft Windows

2. Judas Priest Diamonds & Rust (Joan Baez)

Diamonds & Rust” is a 1975 song written and performed by Joan Baez. In the song, Baez recounts an out-of-the-blue phone call from an old lover, which sends her a decade back in time, to a seedy hotel in Greenwich Village. She recalls giving him a pair of cuff links, and summarizes that memories bring “diamonds and rust” (time both turns dirty charcoal into beautiful diamonds and shiny metal into ugly rust).

The song was later covered by Judas Priest for the album Sin After Sin. It was originally recorded a year earlier for Sad Wings of Destiny but not included on the album- and this early version appears on The Best of Judas Priest, Hero Hero, as well as some remasters of their first album, Rocka Rolla. A live version of the song is on Unleashed in the East. The song remains a staple of Judas Priest live concert performances. In recent years, Priest have been performing a mostly-acoustic version of the song that is more similar to the original than the rock version on their recorded albums

3. Anthrax Got the Time. (Joe Jackson)

In 1990, thrash metal band Anthrax recorded a cover of Jackson’s “Got The Time” for their Persistence of Time album, which got considerable airplay on MTV.

4. Disturbed Shout 2000 (Tears For Fears)

Shout” is a song by the British band Tears for Fears. Written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley and sung by Orzabal (with Curt Smith duetting on the chorus), it was the band’s eighth single release (the second taken from their second LP Songs from the Big Chair)

The song was covered by American heavy metal band Disturbed on their debut album The Sickness (2000), under the title “Shout 2000.”

5. Slayer In a Gadda Da Vida (Iron Butterfly)


In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is a psychedelic rock song by Iron Butterfly, released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

 At a little over seventeen minutes, it occupies the entire second side of the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida album.

Thrash metal band Slayer cover the song on the Less Than Zero (1987) soundtrack album

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