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Matt’s Top 25 Favorite Cover Songs: #20- Orion covered by Rodrigo y Gabriela

rodrigo-y-gabriela-area-52Quite famous in Latin America, Rodrigo y Gabriela are a duo of acoustic guitarists that jazz up their music with a great metal flair.  One of their biggest influences from the metal realm is Metallica and they often jam out on their songs on numerous occasions during their live shows.  So, it would only be natural for the 2 to record a full cover of one of their favorite metal bands songs.  Given that the duo doesn’t utilize vocals in their music, a Metallica instrumental would make the most sense, and of the handful of vocal-less songs to choose from, they went with the classic “Orion”.  Of course they totally kill it and add a beautiful Latin groove to the tune, especially in the solo section.  I also love how Gabriela translates the percussion of the song into slaps and taps on the side of her guitar.  Some really cool stuff and worth listening (and do check out more from Rodrigo y Gabriela, they write some wonderful music).  Enjoy!!!  Peace Love and Metal!!!!

Rodrigo y Gabriela Version:

Original Metallica Version:

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Song of the Day- 29 December 2010

Hello Everyone,

Today’s SOTD is “Orion” by Metallica, from their album “Master of Puppets”

I chose this song because of a cover that I recently downloaded by Rodrigo y Gabriela off their self-titled album.  They did an excellent job covering the song with two spanish guitars, and it made me like the original even more.  If you are looking for a decent cover, check them out.

Have a great day, everyone.