Saturday, July 26, 2008

funk to the music of the galvanised bucket

As if monastic heavy metal dudes were not enough, now babies can get in on the act too, with rock anthems transformed into lullabies, which sound as if they are played on a xylophone.
Rockabye Baby! is a series of albums put out by some record label that feature your favorite rock songs turned into wordless, soothing lullabies for children.
Some of them are an improvement on the original, especially in the case of Metallica, but some definitely aren't.

A much more exciting prospect is presented by Universery Rhymes, an updated and very stylish version of classic nursery rhymes, with lyrics by Jaspre Bark and music by Jason Rebello.
Alien visitor Muth Argooz has made a special recording of all the nursery rhymes he has been writing down to send back to his planet. As you may know he doesn’t speak our language very well so when he writes down the rhymes he never seems to get them right.


Mahud said...

I once owned a scary 7 inch E.P of Nursery Rhymes read by Boris Karloff. "Who Killed Cock Robin" was particularly unsettling :D.

Have you ever heard of Rondellus? They play Black Sabbath Medieval Style. The stuff I heard played by John Peel (quite a while back now) was actually very good.

Mahud said...

You will find some very brief previews of Rondellus' music over at Click on the tracklist in the box on the top right of the page :)

Yvonne said...

Hi Mahud, I bought the Rondellus album, it was quite fun (and amused those of my friends who are more familiar with Black Sabbath, also).