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We haven’t seen hide nor hair of Finnish bluegrass sensations Steve ‘N’ Seagulls in a little while now, but the boys are back – and this time, they’ve brought along a Guns N’ Roses classic to make up for lost time. In a video released only yesterday, Steve ‘N’ Seagulls tackle Guns N’ Roses’ “You Could Be Mine” from 1991’s multi-platinum selling Use Your Illusion II, transforming it from a searing, attitude filled barnburner of a tune into their usual brand of bluegrass as they use everything from string instruments, an organ, and an accordion – everything but the kitchen sink, really – to get the job done.
Fun Fact: “You Could Be Mine” was originally released as the theme song for director James Cameron’s 1991 film, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
At first glance, it doesn’t sound anything like “You Could Be Mine” – gone are the galloping guitar and drum intro and the assertive yet easy pace, exchanged for strings, an accordion and a lone snare and cymbal setup paired with a pace that will throw you off if you’re not careful. It’s not until the vocalist comes in with the first verse that “You Could Be Mine” begins to crystallize and take form, going from something unfamiliar to something strange and different that at the end of the day, rocks pretty damn hard. Besides – who in their right mind wouldn’t be impressed by that banjo and mandolin duel? Steve ‘N’ Seagulls knocked it outta the park, so be sure to check them out in the video below – these guys are too much fun, and we doubt you’ll be disappointed by what you hear!