Michael Cummings aka Spider One is most known to being the younger brother of Rob Zombie. He’s also the founder and only original member of Powerman 5000 – sometimes abbreviated to PM5K – and their styles and sound have often been also compared to Rob Zombie. “Copies, Clones & Replicants” are a fun collection of cover tunes released yesterday, 30th August and we’ve got 12 songs originally performed by artist such as T. Rex, Devo, Van Halen, David Bowie, Twisted Sister, The Cars, The Clash, etc mashed up, twisted inside out and reassembled by PM5K in their music blender.
Spider One said they continue working on original material, consider this an interlude.
Their peak was the 1999’s science fiction themed “Tonight The Stars Revolt!”, but surprisingly they managed to survived themselves and here we go, it’s 2011 and this “Copies, Clones & Replicants”, an intriguing title with reference to another legendary science fiction, Blade Runner, feels absolutely alright. I really enjoyed their versions of “Jump”, “Space Oddity”, “Should I Stay Or Should I Go”, “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “Under The Milky Way”, and well, this album it’s actually all just fun and sounds great.
01. 20th Century Boy (T. Rex cover)
02. Electric Avenue (Eddy Grant cover)
03. Whip It (Devo cover)
04. Jump (Van Halen cover)
05. Space Oddity (David Bowie cover)
06. One Thing Leads To Another (The Fixx cover)
07. Candy-O (The Cars cover)
08. Devil Inside (INXS cover)
09. Pop Muzik (M cover)
10. Should I Stay Or Should I Go (The Clash cover)
11. Weâ€™re Not Gonna Take It (Twisted Sister cover)
12. Under The Milky Way (The Church cover)
Boy, for some life is still only rock and roll!