For anyone who grew up in the 70s ahd 80s, one of the biggest ways to express oneself was through music. It was also during these two decades people got to see the rise of hair bands. Some of the most revered musical groups were in hair bands, including the likes of Guns n’ Roses, Loverboy, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, and of course the Rolling Stones. Another great hair band is AC/DC. With hits like “Highway to Hell” and “She Shook Me All Night Long,” they are still remembered to this day.
However, it is one of their songs that is getting a lot of attention on the internet, and it isn’t even done by them. What is causing such a viral stir is a cover of their song “Thunderstruck” done by the band Steve ‘n’ Seagulls. What makes this cover so awesome? This isn’t just any rock cover, it’s a bluegrass cover!
According to their official website, Facebook page, and Youtube page, the members of the Finnish band consists of Irwin Remmel, Musta Magisteri, Puikkonen, Hermann, and Wild Till Hiltunen. Apparently, some of the members use stage names. Nevertheless, they have been around since 2011, but their cover for AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” put them at over 3 million views within one week.
The Blaze followed up on the band with an article in which they report the social reaction to the video. The video is receiving rave reviews on the internet in which on individual commented that they are replaying the song over and over again. Another even recommended the cover to everyone who loves AC/DC.
Though Steve ‘n’ Seagulls is current, they are not the first to pull off an amazing cover of a song from a classic band and go viral. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported on other great covers, especially one of Lorde’s “Royals” done by a street performer. We even reported on famous acts covering songs of other famous acts. A good example would be Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young covering Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”. But we can probably say this is the first bluegrass cover we reported on.
Now that you heard this awesome song, we want to know what you think. Was it awesome? Not your cup of tea? Let us know in the comments.
[Image via AC/DC promotions]