David Hasselhoff dropped a sprightly rendition of Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On” featuring the Cars’ Elliot Easton on guitar. The shoegaze cover will appear on Hasselhoff’s upcoming LP Open Your Eyes, out September 27th via Cleopatra Records.
The Baywatch icon stays true to the original “Head On,” which Jesus and Mary Chain released as a single in 1989, complete with synths, drum machine and layers upon layers of guitar feedback. “Makes you want to feel makes you want to try,” Hasselhoff sings, his voice swelling over a searing riff. “Makes you want to blow the stars from the sky.”
The track isn’t the only Eighties cover featured on the record. Hasselhoff recently dropped a rendition of Lord of the New Church’s 1982 song “Open Your Eyes” featuring the Stooges’ James Williamson on guitar. Echo & the Bunnymen’s 1987 classic “Lips Like Sugar” also appears, as well as collaborations with Todd Rundgren, Charlie Daniels and Ministry.
As for Easton, the guitarist’s supergroup the Empty Hearts — which includes Blondie drummer Clem Burke, Romantics guitarist Wally Palmar and the Chesterfield Kings’ bassist Andy Babiuk — recently unveiled a new song “Coat-Tailer.”
Platinum selling recording artist and star of the sand and screen, David Hasselhoff, celebrates a truly historical moment with this monumental new studio album!
Marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, Hasselhoff bridges several musical cultures including the UK, Germany, and the US!
Packaged in a deluxe 6-panel wallet, album highlights include The Hoff’s fantastic take on The Lords Of The New Church’s “Open Your Eyes,” Mondern English’s “I Melt With You,” Echo & The Bunnymen’s “Lips Like Sugar,” Bowie’s “‘Heroes’” (with verses sung in German) and many more!
Features an incredible cast of diverse supporting acts including Todd Rundgren, The Stooges’ James Williamson, country legend Charlie Daniels, industrial pioneers Ministry, The Cars’ Elliot Easton and more!
Available on both CD and limited edition RED vinyl!
The Hoff will launch a massive tour in early October covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland!
1. Open Your Eyes feat. James Williamson
2. Head On feat. Elliot Easton
3. I Melt With You feat. Steve Stevens
4. Lips Like Sugar feat. A Flock of Seagulls
5. “Heroes” feat. Tyler Bates
6. Here I Go Again feat. Tracii Guns
7. Jump In My Car feat. Todd Rundgren
8. Rhinestone Cowboy feat. Charlie Daniels
9. If You Could Read My Mind feat. Ava Cherry
10. Sugar, Sugar feat. Steve Cropper
11. Mit 66 Jahren feat. Patrick Moraz [CD ONLY]
12. Sweet Caroline feat. Ministry
13. That’s Life