Motorhead’s Lemmy & Slayer’s Dave Lombardo Cover “Stand By Me”
Y’know what’s totally fucked up about this? It’s a completely straight cover. No crazy riffing, no starting out slow and ramping it up to insanity speed like Pennywise — nope, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead and Dave Lombardo of Slayer do the Ben E. King standard 100% seriously, and rather reverently. The version was recorded for the the soundtrack to the new Flip Skateboards film, Extremely Sorry.
Then again, if you’ve heard the Head Cat album Lemmy did with Slim Jim Phantom and Danny B. Harvey, it oughtn’t be much surprise to know that Lemmy loves the music of the ’50s and ’60s, and treats those songs with respect.
Oh, what the hell — here’s the Pennywise version, too.