Wednesday, September 3, 2014

AC/DC classic recorded by Synthpop acts Rational Youth and Psyche

Canadian Synthpop legends Rational Youth and Psyche have teamed up to record a cover of AC/DC's 1990 classic, "Thunderstruck."

Rational Youth – most famous for their best-selling 1982 album, “Cold War Night Life” – recently reunited for shows in Canada, Sweden, and Norway, as well as an upcoming tour in Germany and Poland.

Psyche – fronted by Darrin Huss and now based in Germany – have been releasing classic synthpop records for 30 years; they’ve released 11 studio albums and many other live, remix, and rarities collections over their career.

The two artists have collaborated in the past, most recently touring together in Sweden, where they played "Thunderstruck" as part of their encore, which led to their decision to hit the studio to record the cover.

Due November 25 on limited-edition 7” vinyl, “Thunderstruck” will be released in three different 7" vinyl colours, each reflecting the lyrics of the AC/DC hit: Shot-glass clear, Can I come again please? white, and Texas cheeseburger cheese orange.

The record comes in a 3mm spined-sleeve and is a design replica of the original 1990 Australian-issue sleeve for AC/DC's own "Thunderstruck" seven-inch single.

For more details and to order the single, visit

“Thunderstruck” originally appeared on AC/DC’s 1990 album, “The Razor’s Edge.” The project peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to selling more than 5 million copies in the States alone.

AC/DC recently completed recording a new album without founding member Malcolm Young, who remains in hospital to address some health issues.

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