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Skid Row Covers Judas Priest

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments6 Comments

The European release of the Skid Row EP United World Rebellion: Chapter One features two bonus tracks, "Fire Fire" (originally done by EZO) and "United" (originally done by Judas Priest). Personally, I dig the Judas Priest track. The Glam husband disagreed with me and said it didn't do the original justice. I have to admit I'm a little surprised at Johnny Solinger's voice on "United" but I think he's trying to channel his inner Rob Halford. Check it out below (just scroll down to "United") and let me know what you think.

 

Reader Comments (6)

I think your husband is right. They didn't do the original justice. Skid Row did better covering Judas Priest when they covered "Delivering The Goods" on the B-Side Ourselves EP.
July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Not bad, not amazing, not the toughest JP tune to cover though. Solinger does sound Halfordy (Halfordesque?)in places. I think covering EZO is much more interesting (I mean, who the hell covers EZO? great band though), even if the result is a little less so than I'd hoped for.
July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJack
I think they both sound good, and they did well choosing lesser known songs. "United" is one of my favorite tracks on British Steel, and E-Z-O is one of my favorite bands that none of my friends have ever heard of. I would love to hear some more bands covering them.
July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJT
In my opinion Solinger isn't the problem here. He does quite nicely.This song has that anthemic quality to it that just begs people to sing along with it live, so the Skids were wise in choosing it. They were just as smart picking the one song on British Steel where Halford doesn't go into his "Metal God" range, which very few vocalist's are going to be able to duplicate.
My only gripe is the "nu metal" styled noise they injected into the song in different spots. Really guys?
July 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary
I hate to say it but I actually like it, not a bad job, nice crunch to it.
July 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
if you can cover priest your alright in my book, even though im not to fond of the newer version of skid row.
August 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj

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