Coheed Covers The Smiths: Travis & Claudio vs. Morrissey & Johnny
AV Club has an on-going web series where twenty-five bands are covering twenty-five songs found on a list that someone somewhere over there made up. The latest instalment of this series features Travis and Claudio from Coheed and Cambria taking a shot at “A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours” by The Smiths. As the band mentions in the video, the song is dedicated to their manager.
I’ll admit that I felt a little bit better once Claudio mentioned they were not familiar with the number. In fact, I am fine saying that my very first listen of the original is going on now as I type this. But enough about Johnny and Morrissey, back to Coheed. What makes this cover stand out is the unfamiliarity by the band. The struggle to get through the number creates a certain dynamic in the music that causes your chest to tingle and hair on your arms to raise. The highlight hands down is the vulerability found within the vocals. Don’t believe me, check it out for yourself.