08/06/2014 11:21 EDT

AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck' On Bluegrass: Finnish Band Steve'n'Seagulls Pays Gorgeous Tribute (VIDEO)

A Finnish band steeped in a southern U.S. musical tradition covers an Australian rock anthem.

Yeah, five-man outfit Steve ‘n’ Seagulls took it there.

And there's no way this 1990 anthem should be propelled by anything but the helicopter-fingered guitar work of Angus Young. Or the infernal screech of lead hellion Brian Johnson.

But that banjo. That magical banjo.

"Who could've known that a banjo could substitute so well for an electric guitar?" notes God Emperor Lionel Lauer on YouTube — where the clip has amassed some 1.1 million views since it was uploaded on July 31.


"What a fantastic sound! You've got to love the anvil and the spanner," adds David Ford.

There's also a mandolin, some seriously stand-up bass and a little snare. Not to mention a well-weathered accordion — driven to the performance by tractor, naturally.

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