Red Fang Release New AC/DC Cover
Red Fang have released a cover of AC/DC’s 1980 classic, “Hells Bells.”
The track will appear on the forthcoming Magnetic Eye Records Redux Series installment Back in Black [Redux].
Red Fang guitarist/vocalist Bryan Giles comments:
“I saw AC/DC in 1988 at the TCC in Tucson, Arizona. It was the second arena rock show of my young life. What struck me then and still sticks with me today is how perfectly they harnessed the power of the blues for a rock style. Even though they brought out cannons for ‘For Those about to Rock’ and had the requisite lights and pyros, it was a 100% no-bullshit, go for the throat show. They are the best band in the world at stripping all artifice and bringing pure beauty. They are a constant reminder that in songwriting, less can be way more. Covering ‘Hells Bells was pretty intimidating to me initially. How do you improve on a benchmark song like that? It’s expertly constructed and has so much personality that falling short of the original is guaranteed. When David played the intro guitar part at practice with a darker turn to it, I immediately felt more confident since it leaned more into our sensibility. If you can’t play it better, make it your own animal. I hope people can enjoy our version in its own light. Let there be rock!”
Stream the cover below.
Back in Black [Redux] comes out December 3. Pre-order it here.