L.A. Rats (Nikki Sixx, Rob Zombie, etc.) Premiere Cover of “I’ve Been Everywhere”
L.A. Rats, the new supergroup we just learned about yesterday and may never hear from again after today, have released their first, and possibly only, recording: a cover of “I’ve Been Everywhere,” which was written by Geoff Mack, popularized by Lucky Star and Hank Snow, and used as the closing track of Johnny Cash’s American II: Unchained. This particular take on the song is destined for the soundtrack to The Ice Road, a new Liam Neeson/Netflix movie about a road of ice.
L.A. Rats consists of Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, Rob Zombie, Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, and former Rob Zombie drummer Tommy Clufetos — which is to say, it’s basically Rob Zombie’s Educated Horses-era band with Nikki Sixx on bass instead of Blasko.
Unsurprisingly, then, this version of the song sounds exactly the way you’d expect a Rob Zombie cover of the song to sound, except the bass is noticeably higher in the mix, lest anyone forget Sixx’s involvement. Which isn’t the worst thing — that John 5 slide solo alone makes it worth a listen — just a little underwhelming given the talent involved.
You can check out “I’ve Been Everywhere” below.
The Ice Road hits Netflix on June 25.
[via The PRP]