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THE BAILEY HOUNDS PERFORM AN ACOUSTIC COVER OF PANTERA’S “THE GREAT SOUTHERN TRENDKILL,” ONLY NOT REALLY

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In all honesty, I had never heard of The Bailey Hounds before out pals at Metal Insider posted the below video of the alt-country outfit doing an acoustic cover of Pantera’s “The Great Southern Trendkill” earlier today. That probably has something to do with the fact that I don’t listen to a lot of alt-country, or really any alt-country at all. But said acoustic cover is really pretty good…

…except it isn’t really a cover so much as a complete reinterpretation, which is to say, it uses the lyrics from that Pantera classic and really nothing else. That’s not a criticism; “Trendkill” is the title track from what might Pantera’s least melodious album ever, and I have no idea how one might ever do a straight-forward translation of the song on acoustic instruments anyway, unless maybe you were just went all John-Belushi-in-AnimalHouse and smashed the guitar against a wall. In fact, the only song from that album that jumps out as me as an even semi-obvious choice for non-electric treatment is “Floods,” but maybe that woulda been too obvious for these Bailey Hounds fellas.

ANYWAY, check out the performance below, and then cry blasphemy or have some appreciation for sumthin’ a lil’ bit different from our usual fare in the comments section below.

-AR

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