Prepare to put your ears to the test. AgesandAges already had a ’70s vibe to them with powerful group vocals and similar rhythms to pop rock of that era so when it comes to covering music straight from that time frame, they excel with precision. Imitating almost note for note, accent for accent, AgesandAges brings us a nostalgic cover of Alice Cooper’s “Sun Arise,” from his 1971 album Love it to Death.
These Portland natives took little liberties with the shock rocker’s anthem to the beginning of the day, even managing to mimic a similar production quality that was not present in their debut, Alright You Restless. Frontman Tim Perry, of the disbanded Pseudosix, explained in a press release the band’s inspiration for the cover:
The last few songs on Love it to Death devolve into this crazy shit-storm of psycho-schizophrenic-murder town with straitjackets and blood-curdling screams and sirens ‘calling’ and disturbing impersonations of little girls who miss their insane fathers,” said Perry, “and then out of this creepy Halloween fog machine comes this song and makes it all go away for one epic moment in time.
What more can you say? Listen to their cover here plus the original for comparison. The accuracy of the homage is uncanny. AgesandAges are also heading out this July to cover ground with Blitzen Trapper, so check out the dates below to see if they’re coming to a city near you.
AgesandAges – “Sun Arise”
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Alice Cooper – “Sun Arise”
AgesandAges 2011 Tour Dates:
07/09 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Street Fair
07/19 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
07/20 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater #
07/22 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room #
07/23 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird #
07/25 Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose Taphouse #
07/26 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown #
07/28 Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station #
07/29 Spokane, WA @ A Club # *
07/30 Yakima, WA @ Seasons Performance Hall # *
07/31 Portland, OR @ The Big Float #
08/05 Portland, OR @ Pickathon #
09/04 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
# = with Blitzen Trapper
* = with Fruit Bats