Jan. 26 — South of Eden has taken on a classic Van Halen song for its latest single.
The band debuted its take of Van Halen’s ‘Drop Dead Legs‘ Wednesday. The original song is featured in Van Halen’s album, 1984, which was released in 1984. South of Eden’s take on the classic song stays very close to its source material right down to front man Ehab Omran’s vocal delivery.
Omran’s vocals are a near mirror image of those of David Lee Roth throughout the song. Even the choruses and sound from the instrumentation (courtesy of the expert production) makes the song sound so much like Van Halen’s original song. Drummer Tom McCullough even deserves his own applause as his drum setup in the video is clearly meant to mirror that of Alex Van Halen.
Omran talked about the band covering the song in a prepared statement.
“‘Drop Dead Legs’ is one of many VH songs where the riff, lyrics, and groove come together to form a sound signature to those 4 dudes jamming in a room,” he said. “Although we have played ‘Unchained’, ‘Running With the Devil’, ‘Beautiful Girls’ and more of their other tunes live, ‘Drop Dead Legs’ felt like the best choice to encapsulate everything we love about Van Halen! RIP to a legend”
South of Eden’s cover of ‘Drop Dead Legs’ is not available digitally. It is just the latest cover from the band. The group debuted its take of Audioslave’s ‘Show Me How To Live‘ in 2020.
More information on South of Eden’s new cover and its EP, The Talk, is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: