Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck Share Killing Joke’s ‘The Death And Resurrection Show’ Cover
Famous actor and musician Johnny Depp has teamed up with English guitarist Jeff Beck to release a cover of “The Death and Resurrection Show” by English rock band Killing Joke. The original version of the track was released in 2003 on Killing Joke’s self-titled 2003 album.
Previously, Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck announced that they would be making a full collaborative album together, titled 18 years old, will probably be released on July 15. It is likely that this new single will appear on this next album. The project will also feature the duo’s past covers, including their cover of Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs.”
Speaking about their inspiration for making the new album, Jeff Beck was quoted by NME explaining that “When Johnny and I started playing together, it really ignited our youthful spirit and our creativity. We were joking about how we felt like 18 again, so that became the title of the album too.
Beck and Depp’s rendition of the classic track is stylistically quite different from the 2003 original. The electronic elements and various sound effects of the duo’s version create an atmosphere quite different from the simpler rock style of the original. The faster tempo of Beck and Depp’s rendition is also notable, which creates a big shift in the energy of the track. Listen to Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp’s cover of “The Death and Resurrection Show” via YouTube below.
The release of the new cover follows shortly after the conclusion of the legal battle between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. In June, Beck and Depp released “This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr”, one of the few tracks on the upcoming album written by Johnny Depp himself.