Sunday, March 30, 2014

Today is "interesting youtube videos day", apparently

So, while still screwing around on YouTube instead of doing anything useful today, I came across a large number of bluegrass covers of metal songs.

Now pappy made sure I'd grow up to know my bluegrass, and this is pretty good bluegrass. I'm sure that ol' legendary down-home boy Brent Cook will agree, this is prime whiskey-sippin' music.

First here's Iron Horse, doing "Enter Sandman" with picture-perfect bluegrass 3-part harmony the way my granpappy used to like it:

You wouldn't even think it was a metal song, would you?

Here's Hayseed Dixie (get it?) covering a young person's version of "Ace of Spades", with Phill Jupitus introducing them for some reason:

That kind of mandolin solo ain't easy to play, y'all.

And here's the Cleverlys, doing a more down-home bad-boy bluegrass version of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck":

Which is a lot better than their cover of "Gangnam Style".


  1. That bluegrass cover of Enter Sandman was incredible

    1. More traditional sound, unlike the other two. Even sorta sounded like something a bluegrass songwriter would have written even before the age of Metallica.