DEVIN TOWNSEND KICKS FRANK SINATRA’S ASS ALL OVER “NEW YORK, NEW YORK”
About a month ago, I read a Noisecreep article announcing the impending release of SIN-atra, a metal-themed tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes that, the article told me, would feature ““members of Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Deep Purple, Queensryche, Warrant and other groups.” And I denounced the album, ’cause most of the bands (or at least their current incarnations) ain’t fit to wash Frankie’s shorts.
Obviously, I did not know at the time that “other groups” would include Devin Townsend.
And I certainly had no way of know what a kick-ass job he’d do with Sinatra’s famous “New York, New York.”
But Heavy Devy killed it. The song does what ever cover absolutely ought to do: it stays true to the spirit of the original, while adding its own twist. Devin has made the song unmistakably his own, even changing the lyrics in one spot to ensure that the track has his unique brand of humor. I love this. I really, really hope the rest of the album is this good.
And I really, really hope Devin plays it the next time he has a gig here in NYC.
Here’s the track:
Thanks to everyone who e-mailed us about this.