Koe Wetzel took the crowd at Fort Worth’s Dickie’s Arena back to 1999 on Friday night.
He played a sold-out show in his home state of Texas this weekend, and while Koe isn’t one to do covers too often, every now and then, he comes through with a great one.
And this weekend at both shows, actually (the other one being atThe Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion), he covered Lit’s 1999 hit “My Own Worst Enemy,” which will definitely take you back if you grew up loving 90’s and early 2000’s alt-rock and music along those lines.
“My Own Worst Enemy” was released in June of 1999 as the lead single from Lit’s second studio album A Place in the Sun, which was also released later that year. The single saw some mainstream success too, as it peaked at #51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
The pop punk, alternative rock song was written by Lit frontman A. Jay Popoff (who laid down his vocals for this song nude in the studio, believe it or not) and guitarist Jeremy Popoff, and I think the top Youtube comment on their original music video sums it up best:
“This song was in every late 90’s early 2000’s teen movie lol. Soundtrack of my young life haha.”
I love when Koe covers music from this time, which also inspires a lot of the sound of his own music, and I think we need so much more of it…