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Just What the World Needed: Saliva Release New Version of “Click Click Boom”

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The weather is getting nice, the end of the pandemic is in sight, and many of us haven’t heard Donald Trump’s voice since January: 2021 is actually shaping up to be a decent year.

Or, at least, it was, until 12:30 p.m. EDT today, when I got a press release announcing that Saliva have re-recorded their signature hit, “Click Click Boom.”

They allegedly did this to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Every Six Seconds, the album on which the song originally appeared. I would imagine it’s also also at least partially a big middle finger to the band’s original vocalist, Josey Scott, with whom reunion talks seem to have fallen apart.

In any case, I have now listened to both versions of the song back-to-back (let no one ever say I don’t suffer for my art), and the differences are minimal. The nu-metal aspects have been slightly toned down to whatever minor degree that’s possible, the production is much busier and louder, and Scott has been swapped out for the group’s current frontman, Bobby Amawho?.

But if you’re curious, you can listen to both versions of the song below.

Says guitarist Captain Obvious Wayne Swinny of “Click Click Boomier”:

“Re-recording ‘Click Click Boom’ was much easier than the original recording because we already had the blueprint laid out for us.”

Insightful.

Saliva have a new EP called Every Twenty Years coming out on May 7 via Megaforce. Yay.

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