Monday, August 4, 2014

Swedish Bluegrass Band Steve n' Seagulls is Back with Cover of AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'

They're at it again! Swedish bluegrass band Steve n' Seagulls has produced yet another hoedown version of a classic hard rock song. In the past these guys have done tunes from Slayer, Iron Maiden, and even pop artists like Michael Jackson. This time around it's Australian monsters of rock AC/DC's classic stadium anthem Thunderstruck.

Steve n' Seagulls definitely captured the tune in their own unique way. They didn't in any way try to copy off of AC/DC, which is what makes it great. Instead of the over the top screaming kind of vocals that AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson is known for they put in a more melodic vocal tone and even did some great down home harmonies.

The banjo playing is absolutely FANTASTIC. The banjo player absolutely nails the signature lick played throughout the majority of the song and still gets it to sound like it is still true bluegrass.

Overall I have to say I'm impressed. I knew these guys were good. I've seen some stuff they have done in the past. However, being a long time AC/DC fan I think they did this classic some serious justice. It's definitely worth listening to.

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