My friend got a CD for Christmas comprised of Van Halen songs done by bluegrass artists. It's called "Strummin' With the Devil." You haven't lived until you've heard "Jump" "Panama" and "Hot for Teacher" on banjo and mandolin. Actually, it's not bad, some of the musicians are technically amazing.
Gonch-- funny, I had you pegged for a Lyndora guy. :)
The best part about that 'Strummin' CD is that they got DLR to do vocals.
I remember seeing him do the late night talk show circuit this past summer. Hilarious stuff.
Born in Butler, technically lived in East Butler pretty much my whole childhood life. (which sadly, is probably worse than Lyndora) :)
And since we're playing "Gonch, this is your life" - another fun fact is that if I had never gone to see that Cheap Trick concert at CLP, the series of events that took place that led to my meeting my wife (who didn't go to that show) would've never happened.
I've heard Beatallica, which is actually pretty good. I give them credit for creating something that's so faithful to both. But I'm thinking of some folk or folk-ish type singer that covered Metallica stuff. I heard bits and pieces and it was really strange.
Rob Ascough said: Didn't someone decidedly un-Metallica-like cover Metallica songs a few years back?
That would have been Pat Boone, who put out an album entitled "In A Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy". Mr. Boone butchered "Enter Sandman" along with several other rock classics. A true train wreck to say the least.
And if I'm not mistaken, Richard Cheese (a sort of comedic lounge singer act) also covered the same tune.
Ray P. (who actually owns the Shatner/Nimoy compilation)
^ You don't have to like Pat Boone's "metal" music, Ray....but ya HAVE to appreciate the fact that he was willing to go WAYYYY out on a limb and alienate virtually his entire previous fan-base, taking an amazing amount of risk in the process. (Not entirely unlike Son of Beast, LOL).... ;)
Scooter- It's lightyears ahead of the Golden Throats compilations. As I mentioned, these instrumentalists can actually play well, unlike shatner who can't sing a lick. And as the Gonchster said, David Lee did many of the vocals, so I guess he didn't think they were trashing the songs.
Golden Throat highlights: Captain Kirk doing "Mr. Tambourine Man" AND "Lucy in the Sky," and Sebastian Cabot (Mr. French) reciting "Like a Rolling Stone" with his perfect English diction (so that's what Dylan was saying!)
^ "Mr. Tamborine Man" may have the most disturbing ending of any song ever. Shatner's bone-chilling scream is something that really must be heard to be believed. And if that wasn't bad enough, go check out Shatner's "interpretation" of "Rocket Man" on YouTube. Sweet fancy Moses is that bad. :)
My friend has a Strummin with System cd, its bluegrass covers of System of a Down songs, and while IMO its horrible because it's definitely not my taste, the musicianship is very good (they do have alot of skills). Anyway though, anything new on CLP? :) *** Edited 2/8/2007 8:28:25 PM UTC by P18***
Can I get a copy of that CD, Gonch? That is, if you can bear to be without it in your CD player for the time it takes you to burn it?
DLR is an attention whore, that guy will go to any lengths to be seen or heard. Then again, Sammy Hagar isn't much different. The two of them are like little kids when it comes to Van Halen- they switch back and forth between caring about the band and not giving a rat's a$$- and one's opinion usually influences the other. Maybe they should bring back Gary Cherone? ;)