Butchering the Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute

Butchering the Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute

     
 

Assembling tribute albums has grown in recent years into somewhat of a cottage industry, and most of these tributes quite truthfully perform better on paper than they do in execution. Butchering the Beatles, which brings together what are essentially heavy metal supergroups to tackle several Beatle tunes, fares a little better than most tribute albums, but itSee more details below

Overview

Assembling tribute albums has grown in recent years into somewhat of a cottage industry, and most of these tributes quite truthfully perform better on paper than they do in execution. Butchering the Beatles, which brings together what are essentially heavy metal supergroups to tackle several Beatle tunes, fares a little better than most tribute albums, but it still falls way short of being anything like an essential or even necessary collection. Having Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, Duff McKagan, and Mikkey Dee tackle "Hey Bulldog," for instance, sure sounds like a cool idea, and it works to a degree, but in the end one gets the funny feeling that nothing has really been gained here, and the fact remains that no one sings a John Lennon song like John Lennon. Still there are some interesting pairings, like Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell giving "Revolution" a coat of hard rock paint, or Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw making sure the world knows what "Day Tripper" sounds like shot full of steroids and amped up to 11, a trick Kip Winger repeats for "Drive My Car." It's fun while it lasts, but when the whole set ends, there is no overwhelming need to hear it again. One does, however, feel like putting on the Beatles, which, when you think about it, is how a tribute album should make you feel when all is sung and done.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2006
Label:
Restless Records
UPC:
0018777380126
catalogNumber:
73801

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alice Cooper   Vocals,Track Performer
Billy Idol   Vocals,Track Performer
Yngwie Malmsteen   Guitar,Track Performer
Steve Stevens   Guitar
Steve Vai   Guitar
Tommy Shaw   Vocals,Track Performer
Tim Bogert   Bass
Craig Goldy   Guitar
George Lynch   Guitar,Track Performer
Aynsley Dunbar   Drums
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Frankie Banali   Drums
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Jack Blades   Vocals
John Bush   Vocals
John Corabi   Vocals
Virgil Donati   Drums
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Tony Franklin   Bass
Billy Gibbons   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Kulick   Balalaika,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Coral Sitar
Bruce Kulick   Guitar
Tony Levin   Bass
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Duff McKagan   Track Performer
Jeff Pilson   Bass
Doug Pinnick   Vocals
Mike Porcaro   Bass
Rudy Sarzo   Bass
Chris Slade   Drums
Jeff Scott Soto   Vocals
Scott Warren   Keyboards
Kip Winger   Vocals
Doug Aldrich   Guitar
C.C. DeVille   Track Performer
John Tempesta   Drums
Brian Tichy   Drums
Geoff Tate   Vocals,Track Performer
Michael Wilton   Guitar
Mikkey Dee   Drums
Phil Campbell   Guitar
Mike Inez   Bass
Marco Mendoza   Bass
Stephen Carpenter   Guitar
Chris Chaney   Bass
Lemmy Kilmister   Bass,Vocals,Track Performer
Tim "Ripper" Owens   Vocals
Brett Chassen   Background Vocals
Simon Wright   Drums

Technical Credits

Bob Kulick   Arranger,Producer
Keith Rose   Engineer
Brett Chassen   Producer,Engineer

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