Remember Gnarls Barkley’s mega-hit Crazy? It's now a slow-burning blues guitar jam, courtesy of Shadow & the Thrill

A long, long time ago (2006!) Gnarls Barkley’s neo-soul jam Crazy was virtually inescapable.

If there’s any justice in this, um, crazy world, that will happen again, this time courtesy of Shadow & the Thrill’s slow-burning, bluesy electric guitar cover.

Who are Shadow & the Thrill, you might ask? The duo consists of former Great White and Slash bassist Tony Cardenas-Montana, here tearing it up on vocals and guitar, and drummer/keyboardist Brentt James Arcement, who has played with Fiona Apple and others.

The duo describes itself as a “modern, blues-infused, groove-laden, hook-filled melodic rock band that comes from the streets of Los Angeles and New Orleans,
bringing you songs of salvation to soothe the soul.”

Sounds good to us.

If it sounds good to you, too, check out Crazy above and head to Shadow & the Thrill for more info.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.