Corey Taylor turns the 1980s AOR classic “Lunatic Fringe” into an emotional acoustic number in the Slipknot singer’s solo take on the track originally by Canadian rock act Red Rider.
It’s part of Taylor’s new CMFB…Sides EP, out Feb. 25.
“Lunatic Fringe” was a U.S. radio hit in 1981 for Red Rider, later known as Tom Cochrane & The Red Rider. The single from the group’s As Far as Siam album, released that same year, reached No. 11 on Billboard‘s rock airplay chart in September 1981, and it later appeared on the Vision Quest soundtrack.
The CMFB…Sides EP boasts a total of nine tracks, including acoustic renditions of “Halfway Down” and “Kansas,” each of which first appeared on Taylor’s 2020 solo album, CMFT. A live Stone Sour medley and covers of songs by Metallica, Dead Boys, Eddie Money, KISS and John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band are also included.
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