On the first single from the forthcoming MER Redux Series installment “Back in Black [Redux]”, Atlanta’s WHORES are joined by MASTODON co-founder Bill Kelliher for their sludgy, stomping take on the AC/DC cover ‘Have a Drink on Me’.
Christian Lembach comments: “I grew up listening to AC/DC, like everyone else”, writes the WHORES vocalist and guitarist. “They were one of the first bands I heard that felt like a real rock and roll band, totally divorced from artifice. I still listen to them regularly, and we start every tour with ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)’ because it’s true. AC/DC is one of the most important bands in my life. I was a little concerned with the song that we covered because it’s very different from our style. We just asked ourselves, ‘What would Harvey Milk do?’. It was pretty easy after that.”
WHORES hail from Atlanta, Georgia, and have been classified by the music press as a noise rock band. The Americans released two EPs “Ruiner” (2011) and “Clean” (2013) before hitting the world hard with their debut full-length “Gold” in 2016. The trio has extensively toured the US, sharing stages with brothers and sisters in spirit such as MELVINS, DEAFHEAVEN, KYLESA, RED FANG, BLACK TUSK, and IRON REAGAN.
“Back in Black [Redux]” presents new takes on all ten cuts from AC/DC’s seminal seventh album. This was the first record to feature “new” singer Brian Johnson following the death of original larger-than-life frontman Bon Scott, and music historians agree that there was massive pressure on both the new singer and the band to deliver. Even so, nobody could have anticipated that they’d create one of the most important rock albums ever, and Magnetic Eye cannot wait to present what many favorites from the stoner, doom, and riff-rock scene have done with some of the most iconic rock songs of all time.
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