Here's a collection of songs that I've recorded over the years that weren't written by me.
= Listen to the song
Fade to Black - Metallica
One of my favorite Metallica songs and the title of the first CD I recorded.
Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam - The Vaselines
As made famous by Nirvana. One of my favorite of their covers. They did a really killer electric version at their Halloween show in 91
|Tonight, Tonight - Smashing Pumpkins|
|What's This Life For - Creed|
|Low Man's Lyric - Metallica|
|Patience - Guns N' Roses|
Turn the Page - Bob Seger
I was first introduced to this song with Metallica's version and have since come to enjoy the original far more.
Mama Said - Metallica
This is a really underrated song that when stripped down into it's purest form I think shows the emotion that was obviously put into the lyrics.
|Grow Old With You - Adam Sandler|
You Know You're Right - Nirvana
This version of the song is modeled after Hole's version which was the only way to really hear the song until the Nirvana version was released in 2002.
|November Rain - Guns N' Roses|
|Tuesday's Gone - Lynard Skynard|
|Time of Your Life - Green Day|
House at Pooh Corner - Kenny Loggins
I was introduced to this song back in 95 when I first started playing guitar and being that I've always been a Pooh fan, I thought this song was really cute and have loved it ever since.
Who Wants To Live Forever/Show Must Go On - Queen
I always thought these two songs went together pretty well.
|Tonight, Tonight (Reprise) - Smashing Pumpkins|
Black - Pearl Jam
I've always loved this song and thought Aaron Lewis' performance of it was awesome so that's where I based this on.
|Wonderful Tonight - Eric
I've always liked Clapton's music and this is probably my favorite song of his.
|Roulette - System of a Down|
|Wish You Were Here - Pink
My favorite of there's. This is just a beautiful song.
|Amanda - Boston|
|Creep - Stone Temple Pilots|
|Imagine - John Lennon|
|Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
This version is based on the amazing cover that Johnny Cash did.
|Father and Son - Cat Stevens|
Your Eyes - Peter Gabrial
JCAT (One of Aaron Lewis' early bands) does a great cover of this song and that's what this is based on.
|You Don't See Me - Josie
and the Pussycats
|Unchained (aka Unchained
Melody)- Hy Zaret and Alex North
As made famous by the Righteous Brothers. This is my take on it.
|Behind Blue Eyes - The Who|
|Pain - Four Star Mary
I was introduced to their music through the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show. This is my favorite of their songs
|Excess Baggage - Staind
A hidden track on their Dysfunction CD.
|Hey Gyp - Eric Burden and
I was introduced to this song through a friend back in 95 when I was first learning guitar. Whenever we played it together he'd sing the main vocal parts and I'd sing the woman parts very comedically. One of my favorites to play for other people.
|Freebird - Lynard Skynard|
|House of the Rising Sun - Eric Burden and the Animals|
|Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan|
|Star Spangled Banner -
Francis Scott Key
As made famous by Jimi Hendrix.
|Sad Life Philosophy -
This band is now on their third name but their music is great. I first got into this band back in 97 and have one of their first demos. This song being my favorite I just had to take a stab at it.
|Bleed - Cold|
|Outside - Staind
This version uses some older lyrics taken from a JCAT performance where the song was structured just a little differently. I thought it'd be neat to try it like that.
|Rocky Racoon - The Beatles|
|All Apologies - Nirvana|
|Used to Love Her - Guns N' Roses|
|My My, Hey Hey - Neal Young|
|Terrible Lie - Nine Inch
The first time I heard this song was as a cover by someone that I downloaded. I don't know who did it but the file claimed that it was Tool even though it was very obvious that it wasn't. Regardless I thought it was a brilliant song and had to record it myself. This is probably my favorite of all the covers I've recorded.
|Break (aka One Step
Closer) - Linkin Park
As above I downloaded a cover of this song by an unknown artist. I liked the arrangement of it so I thought I'd take my own stab at it and incorporate some of the Reanimation lyrical additions into it as well.
This song is an oddity because while the lyrics are actually mine, the music is taken from Queensryche's "Silent Lucidity".
|Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg
As performed by the Gourds. My version doesn't do theirs justice. If you haven't heard their version I suggest you hunt it down ASAP. It's just brilliant.