Ah, Copeland… they always make me laugh! Like on their ‘new album’, which is a compilation of rarities and unreleased songs. The first track is called “You Love To Sing” and it is followed by the words ‘slow version’. Now, here I was thinking that all the Copeland songs are slow versions of other songs but apparently it’s just that one. Guess they play speed metal any other day of the year.
And how rare exactly is their Soundgarden cover of “Black Hole Sun”? I mean, the compilation it was on (“Punk Goes 90s”) is still readily available as is The Police tribute for which they completely brutalized “Every Breath You Take”. As far as vocalist Aaron Marsh could ever brutalize anything that is. I mean, the guy has taken singing syrupy piano ballads to a whole new level of embarassment on his regular albums. So what exactly should you expect from the leftovers? Judging from what I’ve heard on “Dressed Up & In Line”, not a whole lot. Making this release an early in the year contender for ‘most unnecessary album released in 2008’.