Published Sep 03, 2014AC/DC are the toast of guitar lovers everywhere, but their classic tune "Thunderstruck" is set to get a synth-pop makeover from a couple of veteran Canadian bands. Rational Youth and Psyche are teaming up to release a cover of the hit on 7-inch. It's due out on November 25 through Artoffact Records.
This single comes a year after Rational Youth announced that they were reuniting for a rarities collection and live shows. The new wave act hadn't been active since the mid-'80s. Psyche, meanwhile, formed in Edmonton more than 30 years ago but are currently based in Germany. The two acts recently played shows together in Sweden, where they performed "Thunderstruck" as their encore. A fan-shot video of one of these performances can be seen at the bottom of this page.
The 7-inch will be available on three different colours of vinyl, the names of which are loosely based on the lyrics: there's "shot-glass clear" (100 copies), "Texas cheeseburger cheese orange" (250 copies), and "Can I come again please? white" (150 copies). Yes, the euphemism of that white vinyl is a little gross.
The artwork is designed to look like the single original Australian sleeve from 1990. It comes backed with a tune called "Underrated," which Rational Youth describe on Facebook as "a blisteringly hot new original."
The 7-inch is available to pre-order here in your choice of colour, or as a triple-vinyl package with all three colours.