There are only two things that can tie together both graduating seniors and fathers around the world: Consumerism, and Bush’s “Glycerine.”
So naturally, with Father’s Day on Sunday and the corporate marketing machine in full effect just before those mortar boards got tossed to the sky, along comes a Georgia band — or solo artist? — named Dads And Grads covering the ’90s post-grunge band’s alt-rock hit.
And while we’re sure it’s all in good fun — the project credits the song to Creed on its Bandcamp — we do take our “Glycerine” covers pretty seriously around here. Gavin Rossdale was responsible for some of our first-ever June swoons.
The cover here is a nice, short, noisy ode to the classic, bringing us back to a simpler time where we were a young student in the suburbs and would sit on dad’s knee out on the front porch waiting for Mister Softee to roll down the block.