Priests: Mother

Danzig's Mother from 1988 is a rock standard which became huge a little later in the nineties due to a successful remixed version, and it's certainly the band's most emblematic track. The song has appeared on numerous film, TV show and video game soundtracks, and has been covered by Coheed and Cambria, Edge of Sanity, Rise Against's Tim McIlrath, Sleater-Kinney, Motionless in White, Ryan Adams, and Wye Oak among others.

Now Priests, fresh off their notable sophomore full length, The Seduction Of Kansas, offer their own rendition of the song, one that leans more toward a vivid disco sound in the vein of the 1980s post-disco approach of David Bowie.

The band reveal in a statement: "This whole album (Danzig) is actually pretty sexy, something it doesn’t get enough credit for. We thought we’d tease this out a little more in our cover by re-imagining it with a Let’s Dance era Nile-Rogers-producing-Bowie kind of glamor. Plus, what better way to subvert expectations of a Danzig song than by sprinkling it with a little disco panache? We assume this cover won’t be for everybody, but that’s the whole point of committing to creative decisions now, isn’t it?"

The song comes exclusively via Amazon Music, so you'd need an account in order to listen in full.

Artist photo by Ebru Yildiz

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