BUTCHERING THE BEATLES is an All-Star Tribute to the most influential group of all time. Some of the biggest, baddest and heaviest in the music world contribute to the project to make it one unique release.
Being a massive Beatles fan myself I was interested in hearing this CD. Covering songs by The Beatles is a very touchy subject to allot of people. There are some things you just don’t do in life and messing with The Beatles is one of them. I went into this with an open mind and took it for what it was…a tribute.
The disc starts off with Alice Cooper singing “Hey Bulldog”. An interesting take on this late 60’s masterpiece. Alice replaces Lennon’s adlibs with his own throughout the song. There are some interesting points on this disc however. Musically there is some amazing guitars even though allot of them are misplaced and too over the top for the songs, this is especially true during “Magical Mystery Tour”. The guitars here are just a wankfest and totally ruin the song. Vocally Geoff Tate does an OK job on “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” and Billy Idol does good on “Tomorrow Never Knows”. Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw are clearly the better of the singers on this disc as their vocals and harmonies on “Day Tripper” are really good. Singers like Corabi, Ripper Owens and Bush really give the album title its true meaning; Butchering.
An interesting collection that is worth a quick listen and nothing more.
1. Hey Bulldog
2. Back In The USSR
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Tomorrow Never Knows
5. Magical Mystery Tour
7. Day Tripper
8. I Feel Fine
10. I Saw Her Standing There
11. Hey Jude
12. Drive My Car