If you heard the 2018 Halloween episode of the WOTT Music podcast then you heard Terrible covering Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” with a clever turn of genre and style. That cover is part of an EP of cover songs entitled The Devil Is Drunk, I Am Halloween that also includes versions tracks originally from The Misfits, Tom Waits and Ryan Adams.
Obviously “Thriller” is Halloween appropriate given its history but one could argue that anytime one band covers another they are “putting on a costume” of sorts. Maybe that’s a stretch but I stand by it!
In order to fully appreciate the spin that Terrible put on these covers, you need to know the originals as well. So, do a little compare and contrast with the above Bandcamp embed and the originals linked below.