Recently I came across Rock
Sugar, a ridiculously talented and overall bloody amazing heavy
metal mashup band. As much as I wasn’t exactly a fan of hair metal back
in the 80s, it’s grown on me… I don’t mind the cheese rock so much
anymore. And these guys take some of the Greatest Hits of Hair Metal
and weave them together into some slick sounds.
Led by frontman Jess
Harnell, an amazingly accomplished voice actor in his own right,
Rock Sugar does incredible things with some of the greatest rock anthems
of the 80s. The best example is probably "Don't Stop The Sandman",
which flawlessly combines Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ with
Metallica’s Enter Sandman, while still remaining true to both
songs. Other craziness includes Dreamin of a Whole Lotta Breakfast (Aerosmith / Zeppelin), Shook Me Like A Prayer (Madonna / ACDC), and my personal favorite,
Round and Separated (Ratt / Journey) — yeah I have a weakness for
Ratt’s Round and Round, always have. Best part — Shook Me Like
A Prayer is the best Madonna song ever made!
So go listen. You won’t regret it, unless there is no shred of
rocktastic soul within your body!