Friday, August 11, 2006

Best Idea Ever or Worst Idea Ever

Brian sent me a link to a record company that makes lullaby versions of the greatest hits of rock bands.

For instance, lullaby versions of Nirvana, or Pink Floyd. Some bands make sense, I could see Coldplay as lullaby material. However, Led Zeppelin harder to conjure. Do you moan like Plant at key points?

Also Nirvana seems a risky choice. Heart Shaped Box: "Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back" Or hell, even including Sliver, seems odd. Talking about mom and dad leaving, how is that a lullaby. Kicked and screamed said please don't go. Not so calming.

Though in the interest of full disclosure I was eased into sleep by parents singing Leavin' on a Jet Plane, so maybe loss and change is fit material for this stuff.

But still, I'm really conflicted, is this the best idea ever or the worst idea ever. Is it introducing kids to amazing songs that parents can tolerate and planting a seed for good musical taste. Or is it bastardizing music and potentially ruining their ability to appreciate Led Zeppelin's raucus bad-assity.

Stepping stone or barrier. Put another way is this Fisher Price my first cd collection or is it like Gerber pureed sushi--a bastardization of something great.

You make the call. Vote in the comments.

So I guess the lullabys are only instrumental, so no fear of your child being "the first against the wall"

To listen to some lullaby radiohead go here

Oh, and Metallica's One is still scary as hell even with glockenspiels and lullaby pacing, listen for yourself

No comments: