Dave Davies’ Son Daniel Covers Pixies’ ‘Wave of Mutilation’ for ‘Sharknado 3′
The Kinks' kid gives the 'Doolittle' track a synthy spin
The folks at SyFy are set to release the third installment of their much beloved Sharknado film series, and this time around they’re going bigger and shark-ier than ever. In addition to enlisting the likes of David Hasselhoff, Mark Cuban, and Ann Coulter to act in the film, they’ve beefed up the soundtrack, too.
As Consequence of Sound points out, today they’ve wrangled composer/guitarist Daniel Davies, son of the Kinks’ Dave Davies and godson of film director/composer, John Carpenter, to cover Pixies’ thematically appropriate “Wave of Mutilation.” Davies — who also just contributed to Carpenter’s solo album Lost Themes — subs in buzzy synth sounds (evocative, perhaps, of the first movie’s iconic chainsaw) for the original’s wheedling guitar lines, giving the whole thing a seasick feeling appropriate for this work of nautical cinema.
Stream the single below and catch Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, if you dare, July 22 on SyFy.