Corey Taylor has released his acoustic version of the 1981 RED RIDER song “Lunatic Fringe”, which can be heard below.
The track is taken from Corey’s solo album of covers and acoustic recordings, titled “CMFB…Sides”, which drops today (Friday, February 25) via Roadrunner Records.
“CMFB…Sides” comprises nine unreleased B-sides, covers of tunes that inspired Taylor, acoustic renditions, and live versions. Corey preserves the windows-down and arena-ready spirit of “On The Dark Side” made famous by JOHN CAFFERTY & THE BEAVER BROWN BAND in the 1983 film “Eddie And The Cruisers”, and strips “Lunatic Fringe” down to a striking acoustic number. Furthermore, he and his cohorts hypercharge “Got To Choose” by KISS and lock into a punchy punk gallop during “All This And More” from DEAD BOYS. The EP also features Taylor’s snarling cover of “Holier Than Thou” from METALLICA, a song he initially recorded for “The Metallica Blacklist”. Perhaps most surprisingly, Corey and his bandmates transform Eddie Money’s “Shakin'” into a roaring banger with all of the original’s swagger intact. Plus, the EP boasts acoustic takes on “Kansas” and “Halfway Down” from Taylor’s 2020 full-length debut, “CMFT”, and a powerhouse live medley of “Home” and STONE SOUR’s famous “Come What(ever) May” finale “Zzyxz Rd”.
“CMFB…Sides” track listing:
01. Holier Than Thou (METALLICA cover)
02. All This And More (DEAD BOYS cover)
03. Kansas (acoustic)
04. Shakin’ (Eddie Money cover)
05. Home/Zzyzx (STONE SOUR) (medley) (live)
06. Lunatic Fringe (RED RIDER cover)
07. Got To Choose (KISS cover)
08. Halfway Down (acoustic)
09. On The Dark Side (JOHN CAFFERTY & THE BEAVER BROWN BAND cover)