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Reggie’s Top 25 Favorite Cover Songs #16 – The Sentinel

05313Judas_Pries1984Judas Priest’s 1984 album Defenders of the Faith has some cool songs, to include Eat Me Alive which was on the PMRC’s list of wicked bad (for you) songs.   How silly and fearful people were back then of glorious metal!  Where is the PMRC today?  Bueller…Bueller…Bueller?  Though that song isn’t the subject of one of my favorite cover songs, The Sentinel is.  You can find it on Machine Head’s awesome album Unto The Locust (2012 deluxe version).  Machine Head, in my opinion, has strung together some seriously quality cover songs (hint for another appearance much later on my list).

Those riffs at the beginning of the song belong on a (best of) riff list.  Machine Head recorded a spot on cover of the Judas Priest classic.

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Video of the Week – Double Dip

Since Machine Head’s new album, Unto The Locust (extended edition) will have two cover songs, I want to honor those bands for whom Machine Head is covering.  Since MH did an excellent job covering The Police (Message in a Bottle) and Iron Maiden (Hallowed be thy Name), I am excited to hear new cover tunes of Rush (Witch Hunt) and Judas Priest (The Sentinel).  Here is a double shot of Rush and Judas Priest for this week’s Video of the Week – Double Dip.  I hope you had a great week.