When Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister died, hard-rocking cover tributes poured in from the likes of Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, and Slash. The covers tended to be a lot like Lemmy himself: loud, brash, unapologetic. Now, Brooklyn quartet Heaven’s Jail have paid tribute with a very different sort of cover. Spacey and haunting, their version of “Capricorn” ditches the huge riffs and slows things down – way down.
“I highly doubt I will be asked to contribute to any of the inevitable Motörhead tribute albums I sure we’ll see, but I’ve always been an admirer of the band,” says Jail frontman Francesco Ferorelli. “They were great and Lemmy was a source of inspiration. He lived his time on earth completely for himself but paradoxically in the most generous way possible. I strove to digest the song and render it as a Heaven’s Jail song, while still retaining the original spirit. Also Lemmy and I share the same birthday so this song chose me.”
Listen to Heaven’s Jail’s cover of Motörhead’s “Capricorn” exclusively below.