Various - Butchering the Beatles - album review (2 stars)


Butchering the Beatles (Restless)


If you’re the kind of sick fuck who’s always wondered what a heavy metal Beatles would’ve sounded like, wonder no more. Here, a host of metal luminaries massacre the fab foursome’s back-catalogue, with surprisingly entertaining results. Don’t get me wrong, there’s some frightening dross here, especially when things are taken too seriously. The more irreverence on display the better it works, and the old hands clock in the best results, with Lemmy tearing ‘Back in the USSR’ a new arsehole, Billy Idol burying a hatchet in the skull of ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ and Alice Cooper chewing up ‘Hey Bulldog’. Mostly shit, sure, but funny shit.

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