HEATHEN - Set Me Free

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I saw this on Headbanger's Ball a couple times back in the day and I loved it. I think they are from San francisco. I haven't heard anything else from them. I had no idea it was a cover tune until Stryper recorded it for The Covering in 2011. I never would have guessed it was originally a Sweet song. I had their greatest hits for years but it's not on there.
I think each of these versions is great.

Heathen
https://youtu.be/A3IO60Xqwnw?si=lzCNUdhiEc8AgC7I

Sweet
https://youtu.be/P-RTCRPMoaQ?si=615O2ED4DjUTKv3_

Stryper
https://youtu.be/vkCNqv6oVAc?si=tXAg6Jq0iV0mEscm
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this is the track that put them on my radar.

Ronnie Montrose produced this album, which I thought was cool.
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Vince’s version is the best
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It's a decent thrash cover. In some ways I actually prefer it to the original.
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Great song.

Respect to Wendy Dio for composing this one.

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None of these are as good as the original. As with all Sweet covers...
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GreatWhiteSnake wrote: Wed Nov 01, 2023 6:57 pm None of these are as good as the original. As with all Sweet covers...
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Meh.

Like other bands, didn't they have an ad for their debut in every metal magazine every month? I remember an old guy on his knees covering his ears or something like that.
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GreatWhiteSnake wrote: Wed Nov 01, 2023 6:57 pm None of these are as good as the original. As with all Sweet covers...
True.

Used to love Heathen, but those clean thrash bands haven't aged well for me at all.
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jens wrote: Thu Nov 02, 2023 7:50 am
GreatWhiteSnake wrote: Wed Nov 01, 2023 6:57 pm None of these are as good as the original. As with all Sweet covers...
True.

Used to love Heathen, but those clean thrash bands haven't aged well for me at all.
However the bands, the smelly cunts, those are the ones that aged like a digested cheese. Thats the real stuff.
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