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Sevendust vs. Twisted Sister

Did you know that Sevendust covered Twisted Sister years ago? I received an email yesterday about people talking about the cover on a message board. I had no idea about this cover but I'm VERY excited. I love Sevendust in a big, bad way. Actually, they are one of my favorite bands. So color me surprised to learn that Sevendust did a most awesome cover of "I Am (I'm Me)." This song is from the tribute album Twisted Forever.

I don't have this album and that's why I had no idea Sevendust had covered a glam band (but of course it makes sense because Twisted guitarist Jay Jay French was managing Sevendust at the time of this recording). Now, you need to note: the song is in Twisted Sister style and doesn't really sound like Sevendust. It's almost punk -- very interesting to hear Lajon Witherspoon in this way. Check it out:

I've always liked "I Am (I'm Me)" because of the song's message. Other bands on the Twisted Forever tribute are Overkill, Nashville Pussy, Fu Manchu and Motorhead.

Reader Comments (11)

Twisted Sister, the victor just on Snyder's superior singing ability alone. Yeah, the Sevendust version is mildly amusing but sorry all you BBG Dusters out there, IMHO (and I have a feeling you're gonna get on me for this), this is proof positive just how limited Sevendust's overall talent really is.

C'mon, Witherspoon can barely sing. He's totally off key half the time. Just cuz his voice is loud duzn't make him good. They're just punkin' it up and half-as*ing it to cover up for their total
lack of musical ability. It really is amazing what people can
accomplish with a little hutzpah and a bunch of expensive musical

I saw it with my own eyes (and unfortunately, heard it with my
own ears) on Shipsanked! last November and sorry again, kidz,
frankly, I just don't see (or hear) what the fuss is all about.

No wonder pr*ck extraordinaire, Vince Neil, thought Witherspoon
was a waiter when he came up and introduced himself at Neil's
table in the ship's sushi bar the second night of the cruise.

Okay, that last remark was a bit cruel. Neil was perfunctorily polite to the guy. On the other hand, you shoulda seen the unamused smirk on Neil's face when I started messin' with him and his blondtourage (to borrow a phrase -- thanks, Al!) soon after.
July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Apologies for the weird paragraphing above. Obviously, I know how to write on a PDA as well as I think Witherspoon can sing.
July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I love the heavy punky style that Sevendust brings to the cover, but Lajon's vocals are a bit weak. Probably give the nod to Twisted Sister.

My favorite Sevendust cover: Going Back to Cali. Pure summer heaviness!
July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
I love 7dust, but not that cover. I believe that it is not Lajon singing, but rather it is Clint. From what I read, the band is not fond of that cover either.
July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian C.
Is it Clint singing? That would explain why it doesn't exactly sound like Lajon, then. Of course, it doesn't really sound like Clint either. I guess I like the cover because it IS different.

Now I'm going to investigate this further. Hmm.
July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
I am 100% with the mighty Metalboy on this one. I'm sorry ally, but this is absolute crap. Not only are the vocals ridiculously out of tune, but whomever is doing the vocals is such a weak singer that he has to use two vocal tracks just to get all of the words out. Honestly, I've heard groups of 13-year-olds who could display more musical ability than is shown in this abomination of a cover of a great song.
July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Homey has to also side with The Metaldude and Bob on this one. Lol
July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
I actually think it's two different singers taking turns and no matter who the h*ll it is, whether it's Witherspoon or this dude Clint or Herman Munster, one thing's for sure, none of 'em can sing worth a damn!
July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
We can always count on 2 things when the band Sevendust is mentioned on BBG: 1) Allyson thinks highly of them (as do I), and mentions them often, even though there aren't a lot of ties to glam in their music, and 2) Metalboy will throw in his $.02 bashing them. Thanks for not letting us down, guys.

Not trying to be obnoxious here (well maybe a little), and we are each entitled to our own opinion. Luckily we can agree on more music than we tend to disagree. I think Sevendust is fantastic, and they are definitely one of the most exciting live bands out there. I understand that Sevendust is not everyone's cup of tea. But for those misguided few who think that Lajon cannot sing, please check out "Angel's Son" and "Skeleton Song", just for starters. You might be pleasantly surprised.

Okay, sarcastic rant over...
July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGator
perhaps it's Morgan Rose singing?
July 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWill
Prefer the original. I am(I'm me) has always been one of my fav Twisted Sister songs.
July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteri'mtheone

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