Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! Today is a no-go to a summer camp near a lake or play hockey with a mask! But more than that, today is about a cover song!
It’s Friday The 13th!
Happy Friday, the 13th Biters! I was going to do an article about our favorite hockey-mask-loving-zombie. You know him. You love him…
“His name was Jason and today was his birthday.” Mrs. VoorheesFriday the 13th
However, I feel that’s too expected. A little too on the nose. Let’s go for something more in the spirit of this holiday of bad luck and superstition. I’m looking toward Sleepy Hollow. Also, as always, Biters, I got a fun cover lined up.
What About A Cover Song
Geoff Castellucci, a bass singer for Voice Play, is back in the GBM spotlight! This time with a cover of the headless horseman.
Before I dive into Geoff’s version, let’s set the stage and look closer at the inspiration. This song was the significant villain number from the Disney movie Adventures of Ichabod and Mr.Toad.
Brom Bones who was jealous of Ichabod stealing his thunder sang it. He so turned to an entertaining song engrossing the crowd into it. By doing so, Ichabod Crane’s superstitious nature and cowardness surfaced.
I Just Don’t Know
Brom’s voice was provided by Bing Crosby. So, quite the act to choose to follow. Now I went back and rewatched with the original Crosby. It is excellent as always and is performed in a nice baritone…well tone.
Sadly the party guests that join in the song with Brom…not so much. There’s just something I don’t like. It doesn’t sound pleasant. Perhaps because they don’t mesh with Crosby’s smooth sound. I just don’t know.
Kind of makes the source material for such a fun song a one and done for me.
Hit Me Comments One More Time
The main event is our headliner—I’m sorry, I’ll show myself out—Geoff Castellucci.
Whenever I hit the comment section or watch other YouTubers react to Voice Play, most comments focus on him. He is, without a doubt, the stand-out favorite of the group. I mean, after all, who doesn’t love an excellent base.
With some clever editing, Geoff really gets to show off some of his incredible range. He does it by giving an excellent bass cover and acting as his own backup singer.
No lie, Biters, since my phone was in my pocket for the first listen, I honestly thought it was a Voice Play video and not a solo outing.
The Visual Effects
The visuals for this cover are actually just as fun. Geoff’s voice provides that nice ominous spooky tone. But he also spends most of the song jumping and teleporting around the room. It put off a ghostly vibe himself.
Not to mention his backup singers are severed heads instead of partygoers, which I find is another nice touch.
This cover is definitely one I recommend over the original. That is giving what this song was meant to do. It just needs to be sung in a base voice, so Mr. Crosby, you are an undisputed legend.
But this Friday the 13th is not your lucky day! Geoff Castellucci just did it better. So Biters, if you want to see, if you have better luck with the Headless Horseman than Ichabod Crane, give Geoff’s cover a look.