When trad comes through it deserves our full attention!
This is about Gordon Duncan. Specifically his recorded version of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”.
Some of you know & appreciate just how brilliant he was with bagpipes. ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EwDlUHoDFo
Now, I think it’s high time to consider everything he brought to this tune (or any tune Gordon performed). But this tune in particular is almost quintessential in it’s utterly successful fusion of otherwise disparate elements. And he does this on GHB! Brilliant!
While we shouldn’t forget the original ‘well’ Gordon was drawing inspiration from; https://youtu.be/n_GFN3a0yj0 it is worth listening to his version one more time (or several Xs) & considering the contribution Gordon Duncan’s recording made across the board. To rock, piping, music, fusion… to traditional music.