Track of the Day: 'The Trooper' by Steve 'N' Seagulls

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A reader writes:

Thanks so much for this cover series. The acoustic version of the metal tune “Jump” by Van Halen you posted yesterday reminded me of another band that covers metal songs acoustically, the Finnish group Steve 'N' Seagulls. Their version of Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” is in my opinion superior to the original.

More covers from the Finnish band here.

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