POP QUIZ: BLUEGRASS ROCKS! (answers)
Congratulations to the hayseed champions of the week, Tom A and Kerri H. Those rural folks tied with a score of 16/20 each. Yeehaw to them!
I’m not going to post the clips again. If you want to hear them to see if you can recognize them now that you know the answers, check here.
01 JOURNEY – DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’
02 METALLICA – ENTER SANDMAN
03 AEROSMITH – SWEET EMOTION
04 DEREK & THE DOMINOES – LAYLA
05 ELTON JOHN – ROCKET MAN
06 THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER (should I have accepted Bob Dylan on this? I think it’s pretty clear that they are covering the Hendrix version)
07 PINK FLOYD – ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL
08 LED ZEPPELIN – BLACK DOG
09 ZZ TOP – LA GRANGE
10 THE WHO – BABA O’REILLY
These kind of rock-to-bluegrass covers are pretty popular. There’s a band called Hayseed Dixie which does bluegrass-style covers of AC/DC tunes, and there’s a band from Kingston called Luther Wright & the Wrongs who did all of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ as bluegrass.
And then there’s Dolly Parton’s cover of ‘Shine‘ by Collective Soul. Wow.