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Sleeze Beez Return

Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments8 Comments
The Sleeze Beez are back! The Danes have recorded a cover of Journey's power ballad "Faithfully." The band has a big show next Friday night in Amsterdam. I was hoping against hope that the Sleeze Beez would be one of the acts added to M3. Alas, it was not meant to be. Still, we have "Faithfully." What do you think?


Reader Comments (8)

I love Screwed, Blued and Tattooed. This note-for-note cover does nothing for me, however. I'd much rather hear new music. The first time I caught them was opening for Skid Row at the Newport in Columbus. Skid Row was filling in some off dates while on tour with Aerosmith and Columbus was one of the cities where they did a headlining show. This was before Screwed ... came out and I remember being totally impressed with Sleeze Beez and buying Screwed ... the day it eventually came out.
January 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchip
The Beez are KILLER! Got all their albums. Chip's turnin' me green with envy, he got to see 'em live back in the day. Hope I can see 'em, at last! Is it the original line up? -- my new obsession after seeing the bill for The M$ Festival.

But as Chip points out, I don't need such a talented band wasting their time on covers. These guys had the chops, the creativity and the songwriting ability that was right up there with their Glam Metal peers back in the day.

With this cover of "Faithfully", I guess they just decided to jump on the Journey bandwagon.

But I say, if they still got it, flaunt it, baby, flaunt it! Let's hear something new!
January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I have no problem with cover songs, but I prefer it to be done in the covering band's style. This sounds nothing like Sleeze Beez! I wish they had made it heavier, or sleazier, or something-er. It just sounds like a bland Journey cover song.

If I want to hear a song played note-for-note, I'll listen to the original. But if a band can put its own spin on it...like Black Robot "Cocaine" or GNR "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" or even Slash & Fergie "Paradise City"...at least there is some creativity there and can be enjoyable, even though it's not an original song.
January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Its a good cover of Faithfully, but I believe they have so much more potential. I am hoping their new album sells real well here in the states so perhaps a US tour will follow. This would be a must see concert for me.
January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterreptileblvd
Reptile Blvd! Potential? Listen to their first 3 albums! They're monsters.

That's why it's so frustrating to hear 'em waste their time with this cover.

But, as I said, I think they're just hopin' on the Journey popularity bandwagon, seein' if they can capitalize on all the attention Journey is getting with the kids.

They're probably betting they're more likely to get heard doing this cover as opposed to an original. That's a common ploy and a tactic that will never wear out.

I'm sure the rest of the album will be killer and this is a way for them to get the rest of the new material exposure.

JT! I agree with ya about covers. Check out Brighton Rock's version of "Cocaine". It frickin' smokes Clapton!

Or try Immaculate Mary's cover of The Tubes', "White Punks On Dope", Bang Gang's version of T-Rex's "20th Century Boy", Shy's take on The Stones', "It's Only Rock'n'Roll", Celebrity Skin's ape of Abba's "S.O.S.".

Transformative along the lines of what your saying...

Why bother doing a cover if you're not gonna do a different take on it?

Further examples are great Punk/New Wave covers of Classic Rock like Devo's version of The Stone's "Satisfaction", which Keith Richards claims is the best cover of that song. Or check out "The World's Fastest Band", The Dickies laying waste to such classics as The Moody Blues' "Nights In White Satin", Sabbath's "Paranoid" and Zep's "Communication Breakdown".

Back into our realm, 80's/90's Glam Metal...

Shark Island doing Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain"

Nitro, "Cat Scratch Fever"

TT Quick (new singer of Accept) with "Glad All Over" by Dave Clark Five

Tyger's Of Pan Tang doing the Lieber/Stoller classic "Love Potion No. 9"

Some of the more hilarious covers are Saxon re-rendering the Christopher Cross Lite FM ditty, "Ride Like The Wind", Celtic Frost remake of Wall of Voodoo's "Mexican Radio", Overkill's take on The Dead Boy's punk anthem, "Sonic Reducer" and Riot's "Racing With The Devil On A Spanish Highway" from Al Di Meola.

Then there are the hugely popular covers like Megadeth with Alice Cooper's "No More Mr. Nice Guy", Metallica's only good song (I love to get y'all goin'), their version of Queen's "Stone Cold Crazy", Quiet Riot's amped up double hit of Slade, "Come On Feel The Noise" and "Mama We're All Crazee Now", which was also covered by the Runaways. And let's not forget what put Van Halen on the map!

A couple more smokers are Malmsteen's crank up of Abba's "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme", which is absolutely killarious, and something Xandra (where are you, kid?) turned me onto...

Another Journey cover, Andre Coelho Matos revved up take on "Separate Ways"

Of course, the list goes on and on...

But my fave of all has to be Kick Axe's cover of Humble Pie's "30 Days In The Hole" from the "Up The Creek" soundtrack.

Now if someone would do a cover of the Sleez Beez classic, "Rock In The Western World".

Thing is, they couldn't touch it!
January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
they are dutch !
January 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstrutter
Check out their old live performances from the late 80's and early 90's on YouTube! They're monsters!
January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Hey guyz (n galz!) We did do the song just to get some attention actually. On behalf of the band (Yes, all original line Screwed Blued and Tattooed lineup) Thanx for the kind words and support.
We are available for Festivals and Bar Mitzva's......well maybe not mitzva's!
check out our website www.sleezebeez.com!

cheers
Andrew
February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDrift

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