Covering Your Tracks – 18

Austrian band Stahlhammer is probably best known, where they are known, for their cover of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall,” from the band’s first album, Killer Instinkt. With a new vocalist, the band released their second album, Wiener Blut, which contains this weeks CYT; MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This.”

Now, one would think that Austrian metal and American R&B/hip-hop wouldn’t mix. Most times I think that would be a correct assumption. Stahlhammer’s cover is different to be sure; with punchy metal guitars and guttural vocals in a thick accent seeming completely alien to the song. It works, though, and it is still a track to dance to, albeit with more headbanging.

Here’s the cover;
[ U Can’t Touch This | 03:43 | 5.17mb | mp3 ]

And, in case you’ve never heard the original, here’s an embed-disabled vid on youtube.

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