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by Daphne Melvin

After seeing Foxy Shazam’s music video for “I Like It” off their latest album, The Church of Rock and Roll, I just haven’t been able to get them off my mind, particularly lead singer Eric Sean Nally. He has a voice reminiscent of Freddie Mercury and all the charisma of a rock and roll God. He’s everything rock and roll should be, and he’s every reason why we fell in love with rock music in the 60s. I’m not sure how this band has been able to stay under my radar, because they’ve been around since the early 2000’s and have definitely been noticed by SPIN magazine, Alternative Press, and have been touring with bands like the Strokes and Hole.

Something about Nirvana’s songs has always seemed untouchable.  Like, un-coverable.  Maybe it’s Kurt Cobain’s pissed-off and/or depressed, anti-establishment outlook on life.  Like you kind of get the feeling that he wouldn’t appreciate young pop superstars or American Idol singers covering his songs.  Despite their greatness, many Nirvana songs seem like dangerous territory when it comes to live or recorded covers.