Over the years we’ve seen many parodies and reinterpretations of classic rock songs. Well here’s one that will bring a smile to your face. Hard hitting rockers, AC/DC have had their classic track “Thunderstruck” reinterpreted, wait for it………on the bagpipes.
It gets even more interesting when you find out that the bagpipe player isn’t some burly Scotsman puffing air out of his weather beaten face. No, this is a beautiful woman who is an Indian artist called Archy J, a.k.a., The Snake Charmer.
Thunderstruck is an AC/DC classic, and originally appeared on the Aussie rock band’s 1990 album The Razor’s Edge. For this version though, it’s been called “Dubstruck” and has been mixed and mashed with Asian tunes as well.
Archy J said: “The world’s first dubstep bagpipe track on a rock’n’roll song. This will definitely be something you have never heard before. No matter what music you listen to, there is something in this for everyone.”
It seems Archy J is no stranger to covering songs, and has previously covered Eluveitie’s “A Rose For Epona” and the theme tune for HBO TV series Game Of Thrones.
In AC/DC news, singer Brian Johnson recently discussed the fact that although the band had survived the departure of co-founding member Malcolm Young due to ill heath doesn’t mean they haven’t considered calling it quits.
“Y’know, retirement is like anything,” Brian told the Morning Sun. “A good footballer, a good ice hockey player, they don’t want to retire, but unfortunately sometimes there’s a time when you have to call it quits. So, it’s an ongoing thing with us. We never say no, and we never say never.”
We here at RMW hope the band will be around for a long time to come; but, if they do decide to call it quits, we’re sure there will be many more covers of their killer material to come.
To find out more about Archy J, check out her Facebook page.
But for now, sit back, relax, and check out the video below.