Andy Rehfeldt, a YouTube favorite for his headscratchingly brilliant mashups combining such things as smooth jazz and hard rock, is back with a hilarious bossa nova take on Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin.’”
Metal fans will remember the original, which reached No. 67 on the Billboard charts — becoming the band’s only U.S. charter. The song, part of 1982′s Screaming for Vengeance, was ranked No. 5 in VH1′s listing of 40 Greatest Metal Songs in 2006.
So, sure, you probably think you know it inside and out. You’ve got another thing coming …
Here’s a look back at our recent thoughts on Judas Priest. Click through the titles for complete reviews …
JUDAS PRIEST – THE CHOSEN FEW (2011): There aren’t a lot of surprises in the chronological track listing for The Chosen Few. For the most part, the 17 songs here are fan favorites — tunes that diehard Priest fans already own in triplicate or more. What might be surprising, though, is who chose which song and why. Each track on The Chosen Few was picked by another artist, ranging from their contemporaries like Geezer Butler and Alice Cooper to more modern acts that were influenced heavily by them, like Lamb of God and Slipknot. There will definitely be some favorites that didn’t make the cut — where’s the title track from Hell Bent for Leather for heaven’s sake? — but given their catalog, it’s about as good a collection as you can fit onto one CD.
ROB HALFORD – WINTER SONGS (2009): A Christmas record from Rob Halford? Yes, that Rob Halford. The leather-clad screaming frontman of Judas Priest. Let’s just say that the third record with his eponymous Halford side project, Winter Songs, released in 2009, was … well, just a little different from the first two. It doesn’t start out that way. The first single and opening track “Get Into the Spirit” is very much in the vein of Halford. There are, perhaps, some holiday-flavored lyrics, but the song is a roaring metal tune with Halford showing off his upper ranges, as usual. It’s not a bad song, but not very Christmas-y either. From there, we get a mix of classic carols and original numbers that do ring a little more of the season.
There’s more mashup fun to be had at Andy Rehfeldt’s YouTube channel.