Witness Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades” Played on Church Bells (& Electric Guitar) During a Dutch Street Festival

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Turns out, Motörhead sounds great in even the most unexpected of circumstances.

On July 17, the townsfolk of Weert in the south of the Netherlands received a special surprise when “Ace of Spades” rained down from the heavens during the community’s Torenfestival — OK, maybe not “the heavens” in the literal sense, but from the church bells and accompanying electric guitar.

It shreds:

Per a news release, the unorthodox (but quite expertly performed) rendition came about after local guitarist Jitse Zonneveld partnered with keyboardist and bell-ringer Frank Steijns to perform an unforgettably unique version of the worldwide classic involving Zonneveld shredding the riffs while Steijns hammered the keys/bells to achieve a wonderfully unique performance of the eternal international hit.

Steijns is a regular participant in Andre Rieu’s Johan Strauss Orchestra, so he took on this Motörhead challenge with a bit of reputation — and it’s safe to say he handled the task seamlessly.

This musical treat comes after the late June reissue of No Sleep ’til Hammersmith, an expanded edition of a live album capturing the blistering magic of a gig from Lemmy Kilmister and the guys at Newcastle City Hall on March 30, 1981.

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