01. Religion Healer
04. They Name It Nutbush
05. Man On The Silver Mountain
06. Hell Raiser
07. No Class
08. Rock And Roll
09. The Stroke
10. Paint It Black
11. He is A Lady, She’s A Man
14. Hell Bent For Leather-based
15. We Will Rock You
16. Kein Züruck
17. My Approach
There are particular figures within the grand pantheon of heavy metallic which are and can all the time stay 100% unfuckwithable. Udo Dirkschneider is plainly one such determine: a revered and acclaimed legend, each as frontman with ACCEPT of their early days and, ever since, as chief of his personal titular crew. From the seminal likes of ACCEPT‘s “Stressed and Wild” and “Balls to the Wall” by to current U.D.O. albums like 2013’s cruel “Steelhammer” and final 12 months’s wonderful “Sport Over”, the German’s unmistakable voice has been ripping faces off for greater than 40 years. Consequently, you would need to be a heartless prick to begrudge the previous chap this slight second of self-indulgence. To rejoice his seventieth birthday (and, presumably, the truth that age has not withered the previous leather-based larynx one bit), Udo has recorded a covers album, providing his personal interpretations of beloved songs from his youth, and presumably past. And, as you’ll have foreseen, he’s not the sort of singer to carry out radical reconstructions of his supply materials. As an alternative, these are practically all trustworthy renditions, delivered with simply sufficient fieriness and aptitude to maintain the specter of karaoke from the door. Once more, until you’ve ice flowing by your veins, the entire thing is so entertaining and endearingly easy that resistance appears each ineffective and a bit mean-spirited.
In the end, the attraction of “My Approach” hinges on precisely how a lot you need to hear Udo bellowing his approach by these songs. He’s, in fact, completely properly suited to the balls-out exhausting rock of MOTÖRHEAD‘s “No Class” and AC/DC‘s “T.N.T.” , and he pins each songs to the wall with most conviction. But it surely’s the closest factor this album has to curveballs that actually stand out, highlighting hidden depths to the Dirkschneider wail within the course of. A sassy rip by Tina Turner‘s “They Name It Nutbush” conjures the unusual phenomenon of turbocharged soul music that audibly desires to smash your face in. RAINBOW‘s “Man On The Silver Mountain” won’t ever sound fairly proper with out the magnificent Ronnie James Dio, however Udo‘s model has tons of gritty appeal nonetheless. Most startling of all, the STONES‘ “Paint It Black” turns into (and bear with me on this one) a Teutonic Spaghetti Western gallop, replete with energy metallic gang vocals.
And sure, he sings “My Approach” and sure, it’s staggeringly corny. However when you’ve already sung among the best heavy metallic songs ever recorded and put in additional than 4 many years of exhausting graft on the spiked and studded frontlines, you possibly can mainly do regardless of the fuck you need. Pleased seventieth birthday, Herr Dirkschneider.
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