Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Breaking The Law – “with a rare singing part from Robert”
Robert Fripp of King Crimson and his wife Toyah Willcox are carrying on with a very heavy metal theme in their current run of Sunday Lunch lockdown covers: after recently tackling Motörhead’s Ace Of Spades and Iron Maiden’s The Number Of The Beast, the couple have now unveiled a rendition of Judas Priest’s Breaking The Law.
As always they dressed up for the occasion, Robert looking typically smart and Toyah embracing the theme with a police officer’s uniform, badge, handcuffs and truncheon – perfect for tapping her husband on the head as he belted out a “rare singing part” for the chorus. The duo were also joined by “mysterious” guitarist Sidney Jake, who Toyah pointed to after the cover and questioned, “Who is he?!” Hmmm…
Reflecting on Priest’s “positive and undefeatable attitude”, Rob Halford told Kerrang!: “We’ve sung about a lot of things in Priest, whether it’s Painkiller or The Sentinel, and it’s always the same: evil is always defeated. It’s an important quality in Priest.
“We’re a band who can be breaking the law, but we know why we’re breaking the law – we’re sick of being lied to by politicians and the man, and then You’ve Got Another Thing Coming – ‘If you think I’ll sit around as the world goes by / You’re thinkin’ like a fool ’cause it’s a case of do or die.’ That’s the heavy metal spirit, isn’t it? I love all kinds of metal.
“Priest are a band that have always been trying to push things forward in a positive way. We talk about death, doom and destruction – but it always gets beaten. It’s like Rocky or The Avengers movies. We always come out stronger on the other side after going through those battles. And when you leave a Priest show – or any heavy metal show – you feel exhilarated and good inside. It’s a really uplifting and positive experience.”
Check out Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox covering Breaking The Law below:
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