Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Gobshites Cover House of Pain

A Boston area "Folk 'N' Irish" band covering House of Pain isn't a shocker. It's pretty obvious, but that's because it works so well. Foxboro's The Gobshites covering the ultra-iconic "Jump Around" and releasing it as a free download on 4/20 and not St. Patrick's Day is a little surprising. It's, of course, a ridiculously fun cover. This isn't Johnny Cash covering "Hurt" by any means. "Jump Around" done on more traditional Irish instruments in a punky sort of way isn't meant to be completely serious. It's a hip hop party anthem reworked as an Irish punk party anthem. If this sounds like your kind of thing, you're gonna love it. The Gobshites even squeeze a bit of "Insane in the Brain" from House of Pain's former tourmates Cypress Hill and Van Halen's "Jump" in at the very end for good measure.

You can listen to The Gobshites's version of "Jump Around" below. The song is available as a free download over at the band's Bandcamp. For more on The Gobshites's, check them out on Facebook.

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