Songs for Halloween: The Nightmare Before Christmas (covers)

Brian Hugh Warner has made an awfully big career for someone with slightly less talent than Madonna. Still, he does at least have a distinctive voice, which is generally put to best use as a kind of reverse Rockabye Baby – making pleasingly unpleasant versions of popular tunes. Marilyn Manson’s version of Gary Numan’s Down In The Park was fun, and his I Put A Spell On You worked in the context of a David Lynch soundtrack. So surely a Danny Elfman cover should be a no-brainer, right?

(OK, I concede, that was terrible!)

Still, who knew there were that many Nightmare Before Christmas covers? If even the normally-reliable Marilyn Manson can’t pull off a decent Nightmare … cover, what of the other bands?

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Korn – Kidnap The Sandy Claws

(Actually, that’s not bad …)

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Amy Lee – Sally’s Song

(Overwrought)

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All American Rejects – Jack’s Lament

(Not sure about this one, either.)

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Verdict: I think you’re best off just watching the original film!

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