Heavy Metal band Saxon released a cover for AC/DC’s classic song “Problem Child”. The track is part of their upcoming versions album “Inspirations” that will also have Black Sabbath, Toto, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin songs.
Saxon singer Biff Byford talked in an interview with Sonic Perspectives about the song, saying: “Someone either gave me [AC/DC’s] first album or I stole it back in the ’70s”. The thing with AC/DC is that they are groove monsters. Their songs are all about feel. You have to get the groove right. You have to get the guitar sound right. I have two guitars, a 1965 SG Junior and a 1974 SG. [SAXON guitarists] Paul [Quinn] and Doug [Scarratt] used those two guitars, so we got that AC/DC Gibson sound.”
“I think we cracked it open a little louder than AC/DC. [Laughs] During the ‘Dirty Deeds’ album and tour, they played near Sheffield, where we used to live. I told the boys that we have to go and see this band. It must have been around 1976 or something. They played ‘Problem Child’, and when I thought about doing this ‘Inspirations’ album, I thought it was important to add that song because I heard it so many years ago.”
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