Each track a mellow, middle-eastern influenced version of it's original. If you love "Been Caught Stealing," "Head like a hole" or "Smells like teen spirit," but just aren't in the mood to 'rawk out' then this album is perfect for your home opium den enjoyment. Sit back, smoke-up and enjoy. But that's not all. Atkins decided for their follow-up, they would ask their fans for feedback and suggestions for tunes to be re-worked next.
Without being the proverbial fly on the wall, i'm not sure how the decision was made, but instead of covering various artists, they decided that a tribute to the Sex Pistols would be an appropriate sophomoric effort. They took "Never Mind the Bollocks" as well as the song "My Way" (a Frank Sinatra tune that Sid Vicious covered in "The Great Rock n' Roll Swindle") and gave them the Opium Jukebox work-over. Some tunes are not even recognizable, but all are worthy of a good lazy Sunday afternoon (or late Saturday night smoke-out) listen. Evidently, the idea has grown since its one-off inception. After these first two "re-creations" Bob Dog and Atkins (along with help from some other friends in the business, including Ozzy Osbourne), have also produced tributes to Black Sabbath ("Bhangra Bloody Bhangra") and the Rolling Stones ("Sticky Bhangra").
Each one is a kind tip of the hat to the respective artists in gratitude for their contributions to music as we know it, as well as a completely new creation itself worthy of everyone's attention...go out and buy one of these now. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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