Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Mama I’m on the phone.

It takes a lot of guts to cover a much loved and well known classic. In our eyes at least, the finest covers are those that find the musicians taking it on putting their own spin on the original and making it their own rather than doing a note for note remake that sounds identical to the original but there are some songs where that’s a risky business. You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t, essentially preaching to the converted in your existing fan base rather than looking to win over newbies if you don’t get it quite right. So we’ve chosen a pair of recent renditions of the Ozzy Osbourne classic “Mama I’m Coming Home“, which always felt like a Christmas song to us for today’s head to head…

In the Red Corner we have Bad Wolves who have been no strangers the both cover versions or controversy in the past, largely down the former frontman Tommy Vexed. Their version is a brave one with new frontman Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz showing his talents. Wonder what his former band mates in The Acacia Strain think about it? In the blue corner we have American Country singer Carrie Underwood who did her rendition as part of her Apple Music sessions. She’s certainly made a success of her career since winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005… Who Wins? You decide!

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