Steve ´n´ Seagulls
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Hillbilly Metal Done Right!

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Ok, so I am an AC/DC fan and there is nothing funny about novelty musicians trying to get famous ruining classic metal. This is how I initially felt when I came across Finnish bluegrass band Steve ‘N’ Seagulls performing ACDC's "Thunderstruck" on my Facebook feed. 

The accordion player arrives on a riding mower, the wardrobe of overalls and suspenders without shirts and I immediately thought of the two famous croatian cellists in 18th century-style costumes putting up a show that, as of today, boasts an impressive 43 million views in YouTube. Here we go again, I thought…

The song features good vocals, fiddle bass, a sexy anvil, a drummer who plays the spoons and, oh man, that banjo…that banjo made this video more than just entertaining, it increased the value of the banjo as a respected instrument and makes you wonder why  other bands and music genres have not yet incorporated it in their repertoires.

I don’t want to get this wrong, but they made a believer out of me and, overall, their rendition of “Thunderstruck” resulted in a spectacular ode to metal with an original twist.

So, Respect and keep kicking it up you ol boys …

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