Monday, April 22, 2013

Cover version of the day

"My Generation", by Atom(TM).

In which Uwe Schmidt tackles The Who head-on, demonstrating that he is either very brave or very foolish.

The danger with this kind of thing is that it can seem like a brilliant idea at first but, after a minute or so, the listener says, well, I get the idea but I'm bored now, and then goes straight back to the original, which is, in this case, let's face it, unimpeachable.

And yet.

For the final minute, Schmidt gives us a Keith Moon-style freakout which, if Keith Moon were a tangled pile of electronic circuitry, you imagine that he would sound exactly like this.