Heavy metal with heavy metal instruments? Why not?
- Piece: Welcome to the Jungle;
- Composer: Axl Rose;
- Arranger: Paul Murtha.
Who needs electric guitars for an heavy metal group? Stalybridge has had a heavy metal group since 1809 – the oldest brass band in the world, no less in Stalybridge Old Band. For our second door, Drogheda Brass Band are seen playing a tune by Guns ‘n’ Roses.
Welcome To The Jungle opens Guns ‘n’ Roses’ best-selling album Appetite For Destruction. If you are familiar with the original song, Axl Rose’s rasping vocals is a solid opening tune alongside other great tracks like Paradise City, Rocket Queen and Night Train. The brass band version isn’t bad at all.
Tomorrow’s piece is a karaoke classic by Neil Diamond. Could you guess which one it will be? The name has something to do with a famous daughter.
Behind the door
We at East of the M60 apologise for the distinct lack of originality for today’s window image. It is a jungle scene.
S.V., 02 December 2020.