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Anthrax – Got The Time

Persistence of Time

Song: Got The Time
Cover Artist: Anthrax
Album (Year): Persistence of Time (1990)
Original Artist: Joe Jackson


My wife is by no means a fan of Thrash Metal, but Anthrax’s version of this Joe Jackson tune has to be on her iPod, and she likes it even better than the original, which is pretty rockin’ in its own right.

‘Got the Time’ originally appeared on Joe Jackson’s 1979 debut album ‘Look Sharp!’ Anthrax covered the song for their fifth studio album ‘Persistence of Time’ and their breakneck pace to the song guarantees that it will drive itself securely into your brain. One listen and ‘Got the Time’ will be Tick Tick Ticking in your head too.

Anthrax – Got The Time

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Joe Jackson – Got The Time

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2 Responses to “ Anthrax – Got The Time ”

  1. Aaron Says:

    No offense to Joe Jackson, but this song was put to its full potential by Anthrax. The lyrics and beat seem like they were meant for a heavier sond than originally recorded. This is kind-of like when Marilyn Manson did his cover to Tainted Love. It gave the song the edge it needed……Or maybe I’m just a sucker for metal…


  2. Royal Connell Says:

    I couldn’t agree more, and this is already one of Joe Jackson’s heavier songs. It’s very out of place with most of his bigger hits.
    As for the Marilyn Manson cover, I might just have to make that one a post. He’s got a few covers that are quite good.


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