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Here’s That Cello And Woodwind Cover Of Suicidal Tendencies You Were Looking For

Posted by on May 30, 2012


Portland Cello Project and Alan Sparhawk of Low cover Suicidal Tendencies

The Onion’s AV Club has been doing a pretty cool weekly series called Undercover, where artists come into their offices and cover a song from a pre-existing list. This week features one of the oddest ones they’ve done: Alan Sparhawk of shoegazey band Low with the eight-person Portland Cello Project backing him for a cover of Suicidal Tendencies “Institutionalized.” Sparhawk does a pretty good job of channeling Mike “Cyko Myko” Muir, complete with a headband and a bottle of Pepsi (which is all he wanted). He sounds a lot like the paranoid, ranting Muir through the verses, but adapts a black metalish shriek for the chorus. And the Portland Cello Project, who have been known to sprinkle covers of Kanye West, Britney Spears, and A-Ha into their sets, hold up admirably, even if they come off as a more indie rock version of Apocalyptica.

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