Refried Music

A Selection of Cover Songs

Anberlin – Mother

New Surrender

Song: Mother
Cover Artist: Anberlin
Album (Year): New Surrender – Deluxe Edition (2009)
Original Artist: Danzig


I love this song. It’s one of the few songs my band in college covered mostly because the deep bass vocals are just so much fun to sing. Danzig recorded this song on their 1988 eponymous debut as a response to Tipper Gore & the PMRC, who at the time were busily trying to vilify artists for corrupting America’s youth, and ultimately were the cause of the Parental Advisory stickers which allowed kids to have a much easier time identifying albums they wanted to buy.

Anberlin recorded a much tamer version of Mother for the deluxe edition of their album New Surrender. The bitterness and anger are gone from this version. Honestly, given a choice between Glenn Danzig or Stephen Christian dating my daughter (and ignoring the crazy age differences), I think I’d have to go with the Anberlin vocalist, he just doesn’t scare me enough. Sorry Glenn.

Anberlin – Mother

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Danzig – Mother

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New Surrender (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes