Butcher Babies Reveal Covers for Upcoming ‘Uncovered’ EP
Butcher Babies have picked five eclectic songs to cover for their upcoming EP ‘Uncovered,’ set to be released on Sept. 30. It includes their versions of songs done originally by ZZ Top, Napoleon XIV, the Osmonds and more.
“It was a blast recording songs that we have been fans of our entire lives and putting our spin on them,” says vocalist Carla Harvey. “We all chose a song that had some significance to us. My pick was ‘They’re Coming to Take Me Away’ by Napoleon XIV because I have a vivid memory of my stepdad, who I considered completely insane, playing it over and over again on his car stereo when I was a pre-teen. The song is about being taken away to a mental institution. I can still see him tapping his fingers on his steering wheel to the beat…”
Vocalist Heidi Shepherd adds, “As an eight or nine-year-old little girl, I used to rummage through my parents’ albums and 8-tracks looking for some cool music. In hopes that my parents had at least a little bit of good taste, I would play every single song looking for something that I could latch on to. That’s when I came across ‘Crazy Horses’ by The Osmonds. It was the heaviest song I had heard at that age. I would play that song over and over and over again. I was addicted. To this date, it’s still one of my favorite songs and reminds me so much of growing up in Provo, Utah.”
The great Donny Osmond himself weighs in on the Butcher Babies’ cover, stating, “When we released ‘Crazy Horses,’ we were pushing against what The Osmonds were known for, but it became a greatest hit. The Butcher Babies have reinvented this song in a creative and innovative way — and that’s what music is about. Now … What if I had recorded ‘Puppy Love’ like this?”
Numerous pre-order bundles for the EP are available, with one even offering a spot on the Butcher Babies’ guest list for life. Check them out here. The band is gearing up for a tour that kicks off Sept. 12.
Butcher Babies, ‘Uncovered’ Track Listing
1. ‘Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers’
2. ‘They’re Coming to Take Me Away’
3. ‘Don’t Give a F–k’
4. ‘Crazy Horses’
5. ‘P–sy Whipped’