I hate that I am posting a commercial for a liquor in a can (I think) that I may or may not ever drink, but um, this is ZZ Top covering the Texas classic from DJ DMD, Fat Pat and Lil Keke - "25 Lighters."
I hope my man DJ DMD is seeing some royalties and airplay monies off of this. Also Lil Keke and the family of Fat Pat. Do they cover the whole jam? I guess it's in the movie Battleship. And Rick Rubin is the one who brought this to the table. I think. Below is from The Hollywood News.
Quote:“I approached Rick Rubin, who’s a good friend of mine and who I think is as talented as anybody on the planet musically today, and he’s never got involved in a film, he’s never done this. So I asked him if he wanted to help and be a part of the music and help create a tone for the film, and he’s like, ‘Yeah, sure, what are you interested in?’ So I played him a couple of AC/DC songs that I liked, and he said, ‘You know I produced both of those?’ Great! And then I played an old ZZ Top song that I really liked and he said, ‘Yeah, that’s pretty good, but listen to this,’ and he played me this crazy song called 25 Lighters, it’s this old gangsta hip-hop song about drug dealing, but it sounded like a rock song. I was like, ‘This is insane, who made this?’ and he said, ‘ZZ Top; it’s new.’ […] So we put that in. I was pretty sure I wanted a rock vibe for the film – we had a great composer, Steve Jablonsky, who’s as talented as anyone I’ve ever worked with, he worked close with Rick. We realised we needed to find a real rock guitar player, and Rick said, ‘Who’s your favourite guitar player,’ and I said it’s Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine, and he’s like, ‘No problem.’ A day later I was in Tom Morello’s studio, we had the movie up and Tom Morello and these guys were playing. To have someone as talented as Rick Rubin put his spirit into this film, and I’ve had a lot of people compliment that the film’s music is awesome. It’s a rock soundtrack, it’s a rock vibe.”
Full version asap please. Thanks.