It has been a while since I last did an Acoustic Track Of The Week which we used to do every Tuesday and as you can see we are bringing it back. There is a lot that can be said about a band that is able to take a song that is played electrically and then strip it down to play it acoustically. Jon Bon Jovi once said that it was the sign of a truly good song when you are able to do it flawlessly. Sometimes though, I feel that some songs just transition very well from electric to acoustic almost as if it was written that way. That us where this band comes into play as we present to you By The Way (Acoustic & Live) by Theory Of A Deadman. I found the band doing it live on Youtube so I chose that version instead cause it’s cool to see it happen in front of you, but if you want an audio version, the band released the acoustic version via iTunes or Amazon special edition bonus tracks. You have to watch as Tyler Connolly, Dave Brenner, and Dean Back blaze through the song as it sounds perfect live as it does as a special edition bonus track. Check it out below
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Tags: Acoustic, Acoustic Track Of The Week, By The Way, Dave Brenner, Dean Back, Jon Bon Jovi, music, Rock, Scars & Souvenirs, Theory Of A Deadman, Tyler Connolly, Unplugged
Tags: Acoustic, Acoustic Track Of The Week, Black Sabbath, Children Of The Sea, Dio, Malta, Mikaela, Ronnie James Dio, Unplugged
I was supposed to share this video with the world a month or so ago and it totally slipped my mind, but now is better than never. I have heard covers of Dio songs and Dio with Black Sabbath songs, but I never heard anything like what we have for you tonight from an artist known as Mikaela. Mikaela comes from the small island of Malta and after you hear this amazing acoustic cover of Black Sabbath’s Children Of The Sea, you are definitely going to want to know a heck of a lot more from her. Besides hitting the big notes that Dio would hit, she adds a harder edge to some of the lyrics which is really cool. This is one of my all time favorite Dio with Sabbath songs and she does an amazing job and her guitarist simply known as Daniel does an incredible job with the acoustic guitar. This is why I love heavy metal because when you unplug the instruments, this is what happens which is an amazing acoustic cover. If you want more information about her and some more of her music, just visit her Facebook page here.
Tags: Acoustic, Acoustic Track Of The Week, Marilyn Manson, Mechanical Animals, Rock, Shock Rock, The Last Day on Earth, The Pale Emperor, Unplugged
To honor the fact that Marilyn Manson has allowed the world to hear his brand new album The Pale Emperor, I have decided to give you guys a rare acoustic track from the Antichrist Superstar. If I was to choose what my favorite Marilyn Manson record would be, Mechanical Animals ranks up pretty high on the list, if not number one. Every song on the record is brilliant whether it be the music or the actual lyrics that are thought provoking. The Last Day On Earth is one of my favorite tracks on the record so when I saw on Youtube that there was an acoustic version I had to check it out for myself. I truly believe the fact that the song is all acoustic and live makes the song even better than the electric version which is something very rare, but I truly believe that. The song is a lot darker and a little more eerie than the original version. It’s awesome and it ensures you the level of talent a band has when they can take a song recorded plugged in and they can unplugged the chords successfully. This is definitely one of my favorite acoustic tracks, so check it out below and pick up The Pale Emperor on January 16TH.
Tags: 18 & Life, Acoustic, Acoustic Track Of The Week, Ben Owen, I Remember You, In A Darkened Room, music, Rock, Sebastian Bach, Skid Row, Slave To The Grind, Unplugged
There are songs in the Skid Row catalog that are probably the easiest to cover unplugged like I Remember You, In A Darkened Room, 18 & Life, etc. Then there are songs that you wonder if the person playing the acoustic cover is really going to pull it off liek what Ben Owen does here with Skid Row’s fiercest song and title track from their sophomore album Slave To The Grind. The song is absolutely intense on electric, but Ben Owen makes it work as he translates it acoustically and not only does he play the song well, but he is actually a really damn good singer too. At times, you can hear him pull off Sebastian Bach like vocal ranges, but he also manages to infuse his own voice in there as well. This is definitely worth checking out if you have the time so without further ado, here is Ben Owen covering Skid Row’s Slave To The Grind: