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Cheap Trick Makes Mariachi Cover Of ‘Surrender’

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Cheap Trick's "Surrender" has been covered by Hootie &The Blowfish, Green Day, Marilyn Manson, and a million other bands. But everwonder what it would sound like if it was recorded by a mariachi group?

Wonder no more. Cheap Trick linked with a Mexican danceensemble to make yet another version of their 1977 classic.

 

 

Cheap Trick released a mash up of the new and originalversions in time for Cinco de Mayo. The mariachi rendition is stripped down,highlighted by light Spanish guitars, punchy trumpets, and violins. Therock run is enhanced with a catchy, rapid-fire trumpet breakdown.

The only thing that could have made this video better wouldbe seeing Rob Zander, Rick Nielsen, and TomPetersson dressed for the occasion -- sombreros and charro pants.

Cheap Trick remixed their 30-year-old hit to promote a Mariachi Mash Upcompetition hosted by Hornitos Tequila.

Contestants must make a mariachi cover of "Surrender,"Peter, Bjorn and John's "Young Folks," The Romantics's "What I Like About You,"Passion Pit's "Little Secrets," or the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie." The winnerwill receive $10,000. Pretty cool.

 

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