Well, it's been a long year. And we've heard a lot of CD's, improving our musical education hugely. Now it's time to kick up our heels and party to some very silly but quite brilliant hillbillies. Welcome to the world of Hayseed Dixie and their Greatest Bits. They began with AC/DC covers, which explains the name, but they've since expanded into all sorts of other bands' works.
What they do best is their own unique take on classic rock - they do their own originals too but for the purposes of this thread I've amalgamated some of their greatest covers. Don't worry too much about reviewing it, just give it a go and maybe use it as a soundtrack to some knees-up or other over the festive season. Catch them live too, if you can, they are a right hoot and very accomplished musicians.
Right, get into your dungarees, strap on your banjo and let's go!
(LOVE this vid - featuring leopard print trousers for the middle aged man)
Check out the hottie with the hoover..
Genuine hillbilly life - it's all here, hilarious
Couldn't find a vid for this, but you can appreciate it better that way, honest.
Some nifty violin work here
Slightly dodgy sound quality, but great version
See if you can spot your part of the country if you're a Brit...
Sorry no vid here either, love this song though and it's quite a short one
Love the way they look like they're really enjoying themselves here in the duelling banjo bit, it's infectious
Last Edit: Dec 13, 2014 23:33:11 GMT by unomusette
It's all good entertainment, it doesn't cost a penny
OK unomusette, here is my review of the Hayseed Dixies' items that were covered:
"Eye of the Tiger" - I like it a lot, I can understand the words better when they sing it than when Survivor sings it. "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Love it. Amazing how they keep straight faces through the whole thing. Glad they said "I just killed a man", I always though that mama killed the man, so now the lyrics make more sense to me. "Ace of Spades" - Sounds really good, never heard the real song. they got their chops down good. "Strawberry Fields" - Doing a song like this seems to show their talent, seems like not the easiest song to cover. I like how they do the ending and bring it to a close. "Whole Lotta Love" - Pretty cool take on a Zep classic. Hilarious take on the break, and sharing of duties on the Jimmy Page monster riffin' at the end of it.. "Whole Lotta Rosie" - Can't be objective about AC/DC, just don't like them, never did, so couldn't get through this one. "Poison" - Snore-a bore-a self destroy-a, as Ray Davies might say. Not too big into the burnout tunes, for my part. (And no, I don't care who that offends because burnouts offend me too. so we're even. ) "Walk This Way" - OK take a on an Aerosmith classic. "Breaking the Law" - Probably the best one so far. "Dueling Banjos / Highway to Hell" - Some pretty fancy fingerworkin'. I like the first half of it anyways!
Star Rating: 3 out of 5 Prime Cuts: "Strawberry Fields", "Breaking the Law", "Eye of the Tiger" Bottom Line: Some light-hearted relaxing fine-pickin' stuff. Serves its purpose well. These and their other items represent a good body of work to select to hear a unique twist on some of our favorite classic songs.
Thanks unomusette for exposure to yet another new band, for me. Playing some of their other stuff as well, like "Hotel California", and enjoying it.
Horacewimp: I did, it sounds interesting
Aug 30, 2020 7:27:36 GMT
Horacewimp: Hi elophile good to see you, hope you are keeping well.
Aug 31, 2020 20:25:03 GMT
elophile: Hey-hey! Horacewimp Livin' the dream here in crazytown, er, I mean America! How goes it with you? ::c0112::
Sept 2, 2020 18:11:21 GMT
Horacewimp: We are all good thanks, just wishing I could go on a foreign holiday, it’s just not worth the risk with Covid and the possibility of a 14 day quarantine, we may do some short breaks in the U.K.
Sept 2, 2020 20:30:46 GMT
BSJ: *sniff* no meet up in Detroit's airport. *sniff*
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