Sunday, March 18, 2007


Holy crap, I thought I had heard it all after I stumbled onto Hayseed Dixie, the band that does AC/DC (and other rock bands) bluegrass style. But no. My friend Tom has turned me on the the truly genius blending of Metallica and The Beatles, "Beatallica." Check them out RIGHT NOW. Go to their MySpace page and listen to "Sandman," a combo of Enter Sandman and Taxman. It's a classic. They have many more songs on the 'music' page of their site.

Dig some of these combo titles:
--Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band
--Blackened the USSR
--Got To Get You Trapped Under Ice (this one is flipping hilarious!)
--Hey Dude
--No Remorseful Reply (wicked funny!)
--I Want to Choke Your Band
--A Garage Dayz Nite
--...And Justice for All My Loving
--Everybody's Got A Ticket To Ride Except for Me and My Lightning
--The Thing That Should Not Let it Be (also classic!)

By the way, this music, if released for real, would have some sort of warning label for the liberal use of the work 'f*ck' in the lyrics. Just so ya know...


VoxMoose said...

Thanks for posting this. A bit of trivia about their copyright troubles (amazingly not from Metallica, as you might expect): From the Wikipedia entry:

On February 17, 2005, a cease-and-desist notice was sent to Beatallica by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, a company which holds rights to most of the Beatles catalogue. The notice states that the "music", "news" and "merchandise" sections of the official Beatallica website constitute a copyright violation and should therefore be taken down. In response to this, a petition requesting Sony/ATV Music Publishing to retract its threat of legal action was created. The band was saved from further legal action by Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, who offered to provide assistance with legal negotiations and also asked Metallica's longtime attorney to try to defuse the situation with Sony. Ultimately, Sony decided not to pursue legal action against Beatallica, but maintains the right to do so in the future if necessary.

Dr. John said...

I was able to listen to a couple of these songs, and my God what a riot! The singer has Hetfield's style to a T.
For some reason, and please don't ask me why, it made me think of one of the funniest "cover" songs I have ever heard. It is from the soundtrack to the movie "A Mighty Wind" (which I have never seen though one of my favorite movies is Spinal Tap which stars several of the same people), and from what I hear the song is not even in the movie. I heard it on the radio once about 4 years ago when the movie was being promoted. The song is a folk (i.e. Kingston Trio, Peter Paul and Mary, etc.) version of the Rolling Stone's "Start Me Up". I rarely laugh at mega-media playlist-only rock radio, but this was one time that I did, especially at the folk-harmonized last line of the song, "you make a grown man come". Check it out...