Saxon cover Deep Purple

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Saxon released another sample of their upcoming covers album, “Inspirations”, which will be out on March 19th via Silver Lining Music, in the form of a music video for Deep Purple’s “Speed King”.

“Without ‘Speed King’ there would be no ‘Motorcycle Man’,” said Biff Byford when explaining the importance of the song on Saxon’s early career ascendance. “I love the attitude, energy and driving speed of this song, not to mention those screaming vocals! I’d never sung it before, and I had great fun with it!”

Note that despite the fast cars you see in the video racing with the pedal to the metal, the original song was actually written about the ability to sing fast…