THE TEMPLE OF THUNDER — AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" is one of the most popular rock songs ever made. The hard-hitting beat, unmistakable guitar riffs and unique vocals make for a memorable tune. It's also a song that has been covered countless times and sung at more karaoke parties than you can fathom, but I've found my favorite version ever and it's not even close.
I'd like you all to meet Kossan. He's a Buddhist priest and the man likes to sing and make music. On his YouTube page you can find him covering Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and the Beatles' "All My Loving," but his rendition of "Thunderstruck" is brilliant.
The video is eight minutes long, which seemed odd considering the song itself is just under 5 minutes. Well, that's because Kossan sings for about five minutes and then sits in silent meditation for another three until the end of the video. Why? Because that's Kossan. He's awesome and he does what he wants.
Does Kossan have the vocals of Brian Johnson? No. Does he have a mastery of the English language to nail all the lyrics? No. Is he on pitch or is his timing even correct all the way through? No. But you know what is there? The total and unrelenting commitment to putting everything into that song.
Kossan has practiced, he's strained his voice and most importantly he's having the time of his life. You may not think so considering the apathetic look on his face through the whole thing, but just wait until the very end of the video and you'll see that this priest is having a great time.
Keep singing, Kossan. And I'm with the commenter David Hackett, "Post what time service is and I'm there."