Published Aug 18, 2015Following the tragic climbing accident that claimed the life of Rebel Spell singer Todd Serious (a.k.a. Todd Jenkins) last March, punk rock pals Propagandhi have released a tributary cover of their fallen friend's "I Am a Rifle."
Fittingly, the redo is plenty powerful, with Propagandhi delivering their own spin on the original's buckshot drumming, razor-wire riffage and political lyrics. The song has been dropped down a key and features vocalist Chris Hannah personifying anger and strife, presenting himself as the proverbial "fire of a thousand murdered sons."
The cover was recorded in Winnipeg and later mixed at Ft. Colins, CO's Blasting Room. It also features backup vocals from Baltimore's War on Women.
A statement from Propagandhi called Jenkins "a true punk with a true heart, who shuffled off this mortal coil far too soon." All proceeds from the sale of the single will go towards Wildlife Defence League and the Unistoten Defence Fund.
You can stream it down below, while you can check out the original version, taken from the Rebel Spells's Four Songs About Freedom EP, over here.