America’s favorite imprisoned tiger handler has actually released two whole albums that were available for purchase at his gift shop. However, the Los Angeles Times reports that it is not, in fact, Joe Exotic’s voice on these songs, but that he won’t admit that he actually commissioned a singer and songwriter to make them.
Whether or not it’s his voice, Exotic’s discography has given us instant classics like “I Saw a Tiger” and “Here Kitty, Kitty.” Since the docuseries has been a collective obsession during this time of social distancing, many musicians have taken a shot at covering some of Exotic’s timeless hits.
See our seven fierce favorites below.
1. “Here Kitty, Kitty” – Everyone Dies in Utah
This metal cover opens with a fitting tiger growl, before launching into a heavy beat and passionate belt of the eerie lyrics.
2. “I Saw a Tiger” – Midland
Taken virtually in the comfort of their individual homes, Midland performs their “tribute to an all time classic.” A stuffed tiger even makes an appearance throughout the cover.
3. “I Saw a Tiger” – TRIVIUM’s Matt Heafy
“I want to make this really, really good,” Heafy admits before diving into his take on the tune, which actually does sound pretty great.
4. “Here Kitty, Kitty” – Leo James Conroy
This swoon-worthy cover of Exotic’s tune is complete with Conroy’s embroidered cowboy shirt and matching hat. “Oh my god. I need to go outside,” he hilariously wrote in the description.
5. “Here Kitty, Kitty” – Cameron Fleury
This drum cover of the song gives it a fun rock spin.
6. “I Saw a Tiger” – Jared Mitchell Band
“I’m pretty sure it is the No. 1 song in the country right now–at least it is around here,” the group’s frontman jokingly admitted during their livestream, before diving into a full-band cover of the song.
7. “Here Kitty, Kitty” – Boe Ross
This country singer really captures the slightly sinister undertone of the tune with his rich vocals and acoustic guitar.