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David Hasselhoff Covers Echo and The Bunnymen, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Ministry & More!

I am so fucking all about this. This is the world I want to live in.

“The Hoff is dropping a new album later this week that will be chock full of similarly unexpected covers, including Echo and The Bunnymen’s “Lips Like Sugar,” Modern English’s “I Melt With You,” David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again,” and The Lords Of The New Church’s “Open Your Eyes,” for which he has already released a video.” VICE

Move over, William Shatner’s cover of “Common People”: There is a new aging white male superstar actor proving himself to be surprisingly good at covering British indie icons! –VICE

The album, Open Your Eyes, will feature “an incredible cast of diverse supporting acts including Todd Rundgren, The Stooges’ James Williamson, country legend Charlie Daniels, industrial pioneers Ministry, The Cars’ Elliot Easton and more,” according to Cleopatra Records. The label describes the record as an extravaganza of 80s nostalgia “marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany” and notes that it will “[bridge] several musical cultures including the UK, Germany, and the US!”

Hasselhoff has just released a cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s 1989 single “Head On” (from their LP Automatic, and which has also famously been covered by the Pixies), and we’ve gotta say, it actually, truly, undeniably slaps. It also features guitarist Elliot Easton of The Cars.

Open Your Eyes is now available for pre-order

TRACK LISTING

SIDE A:
1. Open Your Eyes feat. James Williamson
2. Head On feat. Elliot Easton
3. I Melt With You feat. Steve Stevens
4. Lips Like Sugar feat. A Flock of Seagulls
5. “Heroes” feat. Tyler Bates
6. Here I Go Again feat. Tracii Guns

SIDE B:
1. Jump In My Car feat. Todd Rundgren
2. Rhinestone Cowboy feat. Charlie Daniels
3. If You Could Read My Mind feat. Ava Cherry
4. Sugar, Sugar feat. Steve Cropper
5. Sweet Caroline feat. Ministry
6. That’s Life