‘Enter Sandman’ Bluegrass Style

Bluegrass band Iron Horse presents their take on the Metallica classic "Enter Sandman."

Bluegrass band Iron Horse presents their take on the Metallica classic “Enter Sandman.”

Not quite The Gourds doing “Gin and Juice” but quite a unique take on a standard from another genre.

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  1. C. Clavin says:

    Awesome…




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  2. Rafer Janders says:

    Everything is better done bluegrass style.




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  3. Joe R. says:

    Check out anything by The Cleverlys; The Zombies, Black-Eyed Peas, AC/DC in bluegrass style.




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  4. al-Ameda says:

    I love it when artists take on music that is outside their genre.

    A few years ago here in San Francisco, Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra did a few projects together. A lot of people loved it. I have an album by Uri Caine, a jazz musician with a lot of classical in his background, who took a group of musicians to Italy and performed (and had recorded) Wagner’s music live in Venice on the Piazza San Marco – it’s festive and fun.




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  5. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Can’t listen to it, but Bluegrass and old timey music are just plain fun.

    And yes, there is a difference.




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  6. Matt says:

    Iron horse has quite a few good covers.




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  7. mattbernius says:

    @Joe R.:
    I think you’re thinking of Hayseed Dixie – http://www.hayseed-dixie.com/Video%20Evidence.html

    And if it can’t be Bluegrass, the next best thing is punk covers (and not just because they’re over faster than the original songs). And for punk covers, look no further than Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies.




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  8. mattbernius says:

    Btw, for those interested in something in the same vein, but a little “harder”, I give you Rock Sugar – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr4HffbAUTk

    The “concept” behind the band is as follows

    Hardcore degenerate heavy metal members of Rock Sugar spent the last two decades stranded on a desert island with nothing to do but drink schnapps, catch hard to digest wildlife, befriend monkeys and dream of their long lost groupies while listening only to, and being slowly and systematically brainwashed by, every favorite pop song of a 1980’s preteen girl.

    [seriously, this is from the band’s official website]




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  9. Matt says:

    @mattbernius: LOl yeah I saw that while back when I was randomly clicking through youtube covers. I think I ended up on that song from an iron horse cover actually.

    I like their story though 🙂




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  10. Franklin says:

    This is cool. Despite being a bit of a metalhead in my younger years, I never could really stand this song, even though the lyrics are a bit more interesting than the usual apocalyptic crap. But this bluegrass version is really well done, and other than a little voice straining, it sounds like this is how the song was meant to be.

    But if you’re *really* looking for one genre done in the style of another, not much beats Pat Boone’s metal album.




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