Earlier this week the band Disturbed was Conan O’Brien’s musical guest. Instead of going with one of their usual hard-hitting heavy metal songs, Disturbed busted out a ‘Sounds of Silence’ cover, a song made famous by the 60s folk duo of Paul Simon and Art Garunkel.
I’m not even a huge fan of Disturbed but I can say with complete honesty that this is one of the best covers I’ve ever heard. Sure, I’m a sucker for a good cover but this is way more than that. Disturbed’s cover of ‘Sounds of Silence’ needs to immediately go into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame out in Cleveland. They should just set up a screen and play this cover on repeat:
This isn’t their first foray in the world of covering iconic songs either. Disturbed’s ‘Land of Confusion’ cover of Genesis’ song has been a fan favorite for years:
I can’t be the only one who thought that the first minute of that cover sounded like the Crash Test Dummies reincarnated. Everyone else was hearing that too, right?
When I first came across this Distrubed cover yesterday afternoon I started listening to it on repeat, and after that I started alternating between listening to these two bangers from the early 90s:
After I was done listening to those three songs on repeat for several hours I decided that I want to make a conscious effort to include more music videos/throwbacks/bangers in my blog posts here for you bros so you can jam out to throwback tunes while reading my blog posts rotten with shitty grammar and deplorable punctuation.
If you’re wondering what Disturbed is up to they’re actually touring through the Northeast right now with sold out shows in Baltimore, Philly, and NYC before moving out and touring across the rest of the United States. Even though the shows are sold out I’m sure you can scoop up some tickets on the secondary market if you’re so inclined.
I don’t know why you’re still reading this, the post is over. You should just have this open in a tab for the rest of the day and be listening to those three songs on repeat. DO IT.