Monday, 16 December 2013

Alexisonfire - Charlie Sheen vs. Henry Rollins

     Longtime readers (and the Canadian among you) should be familiar with a couple of bands I'm into and have posted about in the past, namely Moneen and Alexisonfire, a Canadian indie band and post-hardcore band, respectively. What you might not be familiar with is the somewhat unique split EP these two bands did way back in 2005.

     What's so unique about this particular split? Try this on for size: each band does three songs out of the total six, two of which are covers of songs by the other band while the third is an original, unreleased track. As an example, Moneen's "The Passing of America" became Alexisonfire's "Passing Out in America". I always thought it was a really cool concept and, since it was supposed to be an EP in the Switcheroo Series from Dine Alone Records, I always wondered whatever became of it.

     Anyways, today we're actually going to ignore the covers and go with the original Alexisonfire song, "Charlie Sheen vs. Henry Rollins", an aggressive, high-energy number whose exclusion from any of Alexisonfire's studio albums still baffles me. Have a listen a lament the demise of a great Canadian band.

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