Released: 2009, Perris Records
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
For just being 3 songs long this AC/DC Tribute is still worth a look.
“Shook Me All Night Long”
Derek St. Holmes gives us a slightly slower version of the timeless classic but with better sound. Derek’s vocals are not nearly as rough as Johnson’s and the music is allot clearer. A refreshing alternative to the over played original.
“It’s A Long Way To The Top”
Unlike “Shook Me All Night Long” this one is much truer to the original song complete with the bagpipes (courtesy of the Mudmen). Being a long-time Helix fan I never realized until now that Brian Vollmer actually does sound a bit like the late AC/DC singer Bon Scott. On this all out rocker Vollmer and band add a new verse to the end of the song to make it more updated and personal. Definitely the highlight of the release and reason for owning it.
Another Bon Scott classic and one of my personal favourite AC/DC songs. Much like “Shook Me All Night Long” this one is not an exact copy of the original. Musically it is a good song but the vocals just don’t have the same impact as Scott’s did.
Shook Me All Night Long - Derek St.Holmes
It's A Long Way To The Top - Helix
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