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Friday Morning Metal – Ripé – Péter La Loi

Well now I know how I’ll learn French, by listening to French covers of metal classics. This time it’s the band Ripé covering Judas Priest’s Breakin the Law. Or, Péter La Loi. So now I know how to say that!

There isn’t a whole ton about the band on the internet, and there’s some fun disambiguation between them and a band called Ripe that is very much not them. But according to Bjørn, the band hails from Montreal and has a couple albums from around 2012. Their other songs are kinda AC/DC-esque, and pretty solid.

It’s a straightforward cover, which is important when learning a new language. Also I don’t know why anyone would want to take liberties with such a classic. It’d be like turning the Star Spangled Banner into elevator music or something. Don’t do it.

Friday Morning Metal – Judas Priest – Breakin the Law

I’m really digging deep for this one. And why not, this is the 100th post. Judas Priest’s Breakin the Law is a masterpiece of the new wave of British heavy metal and a fantastic song if you’re learning guitar. That solo is pretty tricky, however.

The song is such an anthem that the last time I saw Judas Priest perform the song, Halford didn’t even sing. He just held the mic over the crowd and had all of us do it for him. It was pretty amazing, those screaming metal heads sounded kind of in tune.

As for the video, I didn’t know you could rob a bank with metal back in the early 80’s, but there you go.

Oh and here’s Beavis & Butthead doing it too: