Wednesday, February 26 2014 15:19

Covered: ASKING ALEXANDRIA take on NINE INCH NAILS - Hear "Closer" from PUNK GOES POP Volume 2...

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It's no secret that I dig an interesting cover. It's also no secret that I'm a huge fan of Fearless Records' PUNK GOES... series of compilations. Now, with PUNK GOES 90s VOLUME 2 due out on April 1 (Pre-order: iTunes | Amazon), tracks are starting to spring forth, and the latest comes courtesy of ASKING ALEXANDRIA. They've chosen to cover NINE INCH NAILS... but I have to say that their song choice, "Closer" is my least-favorite song by Trent Reznor and the gang. Take a listen to the lyric video below and let me know what you think of it...

pg90sPUNK GOES 90s Volume 2 Tracklisting:
  1. GET SCARED – “My Own Worst Enemy” (originally performed by Lit)
  2. MEMPHIS MAY FIRE – “Interstate Love Song” (originally performed by Stone Temple Pilots)
  3. ASKING ALEXANDRIA – “Closer” (originally performed by Nine Inch Nails)
  4. THE COLOR MORALE – “Everlong” (originally performed by Foo Fighters)
  5. CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK! – “All-Star” (originally performed by Smash Mouth)
  6. MAYDAY PARADE – “Comedown” (originally performed by Bush)
  7. MOTIONLESS IN WHITE – “Du Hast” (originally performed by Rammstein)
  8. YELLOWCARD – “Today” (originally performed by Smashing Pumpkins)
  9. HANDS LIKE HOUSES – “Torn” (originally performed by Natalie Imbruglia)
  10. THE GHOST INSIDE – “Southtown” (originally performed by P.O.D.)
  11. FALLING IN REVERSE – “Gangsta’s Paradise” (originally performed by Coolio)
  12. ICE NINE KILLS – “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” (originally performed by Green Day)

Pre-order PUNK GOES 90s Volume 2 on iTunes or Amazon

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