Ghost’s Haunting Cover of Tina Turner’s ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’ Hits Harder Today…
As one part of the world wakes, and another day dawns, a true musical legend has left this mortal coil, and this one hurts a little bit more than usual.
The icon that is Tina Turner has sadly passed away, aged 83, leaving behind a legacy of profoundly emotive music passed on from generation to generation. The thing about Tina was, she
was IS definition of a true rockstar, regardless of genre.
In Australia alone, she managed to transcend a variety of groups, that from the outside looking in, would seem far beyond comparisons. Whether it be belting out the words to ‘The Best’ which became the official anthem for NRL games throughout the late 80s / early 90s, all the way to that infamously Aussie-exclusive ‘Nutbush City Limits‘ dance being taught in schools all across the country (no seriously, no other country does what we do). My late mother, Colleen, would belt out Tina’s ballads (namely ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It‘) around the house, which opened a new world of musical discovery for a young Browny entering the world.
It’s safe to say Tina Turner was an icon in her own regard, so much so Ghost had to feature her on their latest covers EP PHANTOMIME, with the release’s closing track honouring the stadium-filling sing-a-long anthem ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero‘. Upon first listen, the track draws you in with Ghost‘s signature metal sound, and frontman Tobias Forge‘s alluring vocal performance.
While nothing can ever compete with the original, this cover has the potential to once again draw in different groups for the same purpose – to honour the passing of a legend with a homage a little heavier than the original – in turn, keeping Tina’s legacy alive for years to come.
Ghost shared their love for Turner on socials, with the ever-so-fitting words “Rest in Eternal Loving Peace.”
The original was conceived as the theme song for the 1985 sequel Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome in which Tina starred alongside Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence and even a baby-faced Angry Anderson made an appearance. The film would go on to be a staple in Australian cinema and I highly doubt anyone living down under through the 80s/90s hasn’t seen it.
It’s a day for mourning and remembering, so chuck on some Tina classics and remember.
Written by Paul ‘Browny’ Brown @brownypaul
Rest In Paradise Tina Turner