Metal Odyssey’s #1 Cover Song Album Of 2010 And… “England Rocks”!

JOE ELLIOTT’S DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ – Cover song albums can either catch me by surprise or bore me to pieces. Other times, a cover song album can be 50/50 with it’s quality of content. Therefore, making a cover song album is always a risky business, when attempting to make songs already known and revered by Rock fans. A band has to really add something to a cover song and make it memorable, let alone an entire album of them. An album of covers most often gets ignored and swept under cases of empty beer bottles anyways. Creating an album of cover songs is not always the “in” thing to do either. So, with all of the negatives attached to tackling a covers album, the likelihood of messing up by releasing such an album is apparently in the Rock ‘N’ Roll cards… unless you are Joe Elliott and your band is named Down ‘n’ Outz.

My ReGeneration was released on July 13, 2010, on Mailboat Records. Joe Elliott’s Down ‘n’ Outz covered Rock classics from the Mott The Hoople family: Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions. Joe Elliott’s Down ‘n’ Outz not only captured the essence of Classic Rock on this album, they carried it off on their own Rockin’ vibe and did add that extra ingredient of relevance to songs that should never be forgotten. As a bonus, this album does take Joe Elliott away from the Def Leppard comfort zone and showcases him as a vocalist who once again, never over stretches his boundaries by singing within the songs and not over them.

A very addicting album My ReGeneration has been for me, while reminding me of the importance that Mott The Hoople and their spinoffs had on Rock Music history. I highly recommend this album to anyone who digs Classic Rock and Old School Hard Rock like I do. Take a listen and watch the video for England Rocks below, a song from the My ReGeneration album… it will serve you right!

On September 16, 2010, I wrote a more comprehensive review on My ReGeneration. Just click on the huge header below to read all about it!





* Below is a list of other great sites/bloggers that cover Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal and will be sharing their “Best Of 2010” lists and thoughts as well. It is well worth the trip to any and/or all of them!

Heavy Metal Addiction —

Hard Rock Hideout —

Heavy Metal Time Machine —

Metal Excess —

All Metal Resource —

Bring Back Glam —

Hair Metal Mansion —

Imagine Echoes —

The Ripple Effect —

Hard Rock Nights —

Layla’s Classic Rock —

The Metal Minute —



3 Responses to “Metal Odyssey’s #1 Cover Song Album Of 2010 And… “England Rocks”!”

  1. I was surprised to see Gene Simmons and Alice Cooper in that video.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      I was surprised too. Ian Hunter is in that video as well for he should be!. Joe Elliott has his Metal Buddies… and their BIG time! 😉

  2. I got a copy of this album for free in a Classic Rock Magazine and loved it, and hopefully the spirit and looseness of this album will be carried over in the next Def Leppard album

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