Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday Morning Mashup: You've Been THUNDERSTRUCK

So on Friday I spun a couple of guys playing flaming bagpipes, including one of the most badass covers of "Thunderstruck" I've ever heard. As it happens, this summer has been big for "Thunderstruck" covers and I haven't done a mashup on a Monday in a looooong time so let's get to it.

A couple of weeks ago this vid was all over the place. A Finnish bluegrass band called Steve 'N' Seagulls have been releasing heavy metal and hard rock covers all summer (including "The Trooper" by Iron Maiden and "Holy Diver" by Dio) but this is the one that went viral for them.

When I went looking for this on YouTube this morning I couldn't remember their name (it is a Monday, after all) so I searched for "Thunderstruck bluegrass," because how many versions could there possibly be? As it turns out, there were three that came up immediately including this one by The Cleverlys, who've also covered BeyoncĂ©, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga (I'm preparing myself before I listen to their take on "Gangnam Style").

While I like both of those covers, I really really like the fiddle in the second one (we've talked about my thing about fiddle players, right?). So now that we're on string instruments you know what's coming, right? There's no way I can not play the 2Cellos version, shredding it really old school.

Awake now? A couple of cups of coffee and some screaming cello later and I definitely am. Have a great Monday!


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