Sunday, December 17, 2006

Deftones Cover The Cars Drive

Ric wrote Drive on a keyboard in a hotel room in Chicago. Eventually it was given the Orr/Hawkes treatment and became a multi synth layered, beautifully sung track off The Cars Heartbeat City album. Drive also became a huge hit. After Drive peaked on the Billboard charts on 8/11/84 at #3 (Tthe Cars highest charting single ever) it has been covered many times by artists you may have never heard of.

But occasionally somebody with some musical cred comes along and pays homage to the tune. The last time it was covered by a prominent name was by Ziggy Marley. Now a cover of Drive comes from a very unlikely source the Deftones. The Deftones are if you had to pigeon hole them are an Alternative Metal band that has been around for quite some time. So it is kind of interesting they decided to cover Drive. The Drive cover is included as a Bonus Track only from their just released "Saturday Night Wrist" CD.

I think they did a fine job with the tune. It starts off a bit dull but finishes nicely.

Take a Listen

Deftones - Drive

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