Refried Music

A Selection of Cover Songs

Megadeth – Grabbag (Duke Nukem Theme)

Duke Nukem: Music to Score By

Song: Grabbag (Duke Nukem Theme)
Cover Artist: Megadeth
Album (Year): Duke Nukem: Music To Score By (1999)
Original Artist: Lee Jackson


Today’s post comes in honor of the upcoming Duke Nukem Forever. It’s been 14 years in the making and has been one of the biggest vaporware jokes in the video game industry. Finally, on June 14th in the US, it will see the light of day. Yes, I already have it on preorder.

Originally written by Lee Jackson for Duke Nukem 3D, it’s covered here by Megadeth, who recorded it for the 1999 compilation CD ‘Duke Nukem: Music to Score By”. It was later released on their box set “Warchest”. Play it over and over again while waiting for the game. We’ve waited 14 years, 12 more days won’t kill us…hopefully.

Megadeth – Grabbag (Duke Nukem Theme)

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Lee Jackson – Grabbag (Duke Nukem Theme)

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Warchest (mp3) on Amazon
Duke Nukem: Music to Score By (CD) on Amazon
Warchest (mp3) on iTunes


Moby – That’s When I Reach For My Revolver

Animal Rights

Song: That’s When I Reach For My Revolver
Cover Artist: Moby
Album (Year): Animal Rights (1996)
Original Artist: Mission of Burma


I was never a huge Moby fan, having only heard his electronic work, and I’d never listened to Mission of Burma. The first time I heard this cover however, I loved it, and was quite shocked when I discovered that it was Moby and covering a punk/noise rock artist no less. This is a perfect example of a cover song that actually managed to turn me on to two separate artists at the same time. I love both versions of this song by the way.

Mission of Burma recorded this track for their 1981 debut EP ‘Signals, Calls and Marches’, and it has remained one of their most popular songs ever since. Moby, disillusioned with the Electronic music scene decided to release a punk album, 1996’s ‘Animal Rights’. While the album completely failed both critically and commercially and almost killed his music career, it spawned the almost perfect cover heard below. I bought the CD immediately, even if none of his fans did.

Moby – That’s When I Reach For My Revolver

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Mission of Burma – That’s When I Reach For My Revolver

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Animal Rights (mp3) on Amazon
Animal Rights (CD) on Amazon
Animal Rights (mp3) on iTunes