Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer as a '50s rhythm and blues song

This peppy little cover by Postmodern Jukebox turned out quite nicely.

While we're on the subject, check out 15-year-old Caroline Baran belting out a smoky jazz cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters."

They're touring in Europe right now, so catch a show for a nice little night!

Sledgehammer - Vintage '50s Rhythm & Blues Cover ft. Noah Guthrie (YouTube / PostmodernJukebox)

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  1. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing - this is the stuff I come to BB for.

  2. ludd says:

    Brilliant, Sledgehammer just got owned, Eminently listenable. Like the second tune too. Great talent in this band.

  3. I think I prefer this to Gabriel's version. Awesome.

  4. I love that version of "Sledgehammer," and that comes from someone who loves the original. Need to add these folks to my list.

    On the opposite side of the cover spectrum, but staying with Peter Gabriel, here's Local H's cover of "Shock the Monkey" from the AV Club series of covers.

  5. Considering that Sledgehammer is already an R&B song, just of the quirky 80s variety rather than a 50s song, it converts pretty straightforwardly to what they're doing. They essentially "flattened out" the song, removing all things Peter Gabriel from it. The uniqueness, too, I fear.

    But even just removing it from the context of the Gabriel video casts it in a new light for me. That part I can appreciate. I'm glad to hear this song without seeing spinning chickens.

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