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Little Miss Sunshine! They nailed it - I love it when kids are awesome.
posted by weezy at 7:33 AM on June 16, 2011


The kids are all right.
posted by schmod at 7:34 AM on June 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Never heard the original, as I've never paid any attention whatsoever to the Foo Fighters, but that little girl is pretty good. I have a feeling that I like this cover much more than I would the original, in the same way, perhaps, that I like this cover by a nine year old much more than the original.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:36 AM on June 16, 2011


Fuck and yes.
posted by kuanes at 7:37 AM on June 16, 2011


A lucky group of people in that tent.
posted by odinsdream at 7:38 AM on June 16, 2011


Also: yes and Fuck.
posted by GooseOnTheLoose at 7:38 AM on June 16, 2011


I like this quite a bit more than the original.

Here's a trio of kids covering Smells Like Teen Spirit.
posted by item at 7:39 AM on June 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Goddamn I suck at guitar.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:55 AM on June 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


Kids do the darndest things.
posted by TheBones at 7:58 AM on June 16, 2011


I've got a real soft spot for the Foo Fighters original for teenagery reasons but also because it's just a really solidly constructed and executed rock song, but I've never really liked live solo acoustic versions of by Grohl nearly as much, because it's got all the growly gravitas without the wall-of-rock energy to justify it and it feels weird and deflated like that.

These kids do a bang-up job of an acoustic take on it that doesn't have that problem. Super charming.
posted by cortex at 8:00 AM on June 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Here's a trio of kids covering Smells Like Teen Spirit

Searching for worst cover in Youtube uncovers untold riches.
posted by swift at 8:05 AM on June 16, 2011


That was about 10 kinds of awesome.
posted by Bonzai at 8:05 AM on June 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


The kids were fantastic, but there was something slightly creepy about it. They're younger than I was when Everlong was released, and it wasn't for a couple years after that until I had some sense of what the song was about and the feelings it was evoking. But then, maybe it doesn't matter and kids can be kids and ape these emotional inflections in a totally context-free way precisely because they don't understand, and can just enjoy the fact that it's a good song (and probably one they listened to with their parents from an early age).

Is this what getting old is like?
posted by Jon_Evil at 8:05 AM on June 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


That gave me a happy. Kids rock, indeed.
posted by dorkydancer at 8:07 AM on June 16, 2011


Now do Aurora!
posted by Bonzai at 8:13 AM on June 16, 2011


Searching for worst cover in Youtube uncovers untold riches.

Oh, I've lost days to that sort of thing, yeah.

One of my rainy day projects is to grab a whole shitload of bad Comfortably Numb covers off of Youtube and mix them together into some sort of dreary Youtube symphony of simultaneous meh.
posted by cortex at 8:15 AM on June 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


As an admirer of fine covers, this has been immediately added to my very smal... elite collection.

Some others - Hey Ya, Good Vibrations, Dream a Little Dream of Me (previously noted in the blue), 99 Problems, and Brian Wilson covering BNL's Brian Wilson... which I can't find a link for at the moment.
posted by LD Feral at 8:16 AM on June 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


Is this what getting old is like?

Almost exactly.
posted by penduluum at 8:47 AM on June 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


I now have an incredibly strong desire to go home and wail on Everlong in Rock Band 2. Still wont be as good as this.
posted by SirOmega at 9:24 AM on June 16, 2011


Loved the part where the dudes in the audience cheered when the guitar switched up to the first tricky part and the kid pulled it off.
posted by 23skidoo at 9:31 AM on June 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


This makes me smile. I love her camouflage kneesocks.
posted by Tesseractive at 10:28 AM on June 16, 2011


Jon_Evil, maybe I'm getting old too because I was definitely disconcerted to see a cute little girl singing a song about loss and sexual obsession and co-dependency. I'd like to think she just doesn't get what it's about beyond the fact that it's a generally sad song about a relationship that's over, but I think kids understand more about those kinds of things than we'd like to imagine. Oh, well.
posted by Wroksie at 10:34 AM on June 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


+1 for Kids have some serious skills!

I can't remember who said it but "what if music was taught as early and with the same level of effort and support from family and society as reading and writing?" I imagine it'd be like lots of these kids playing everywhere!
posted by yoHighness at 10:47 AM on June 16, 2011


Cute kids rocking out, you say? Shameless self-link (well, kid-link) here.
posted by Daily Alice at 11:19 AM on June 16, 2011


Oh man...tell me she is not wearing Ke$ha makeup!
posted by stormpooper at 11:56 AM on June 16, 2011


Never heard the original, as I've never paid any attention whatsoever to the Foo Fighters
How boring a thing to say is that? Go listen to the original! You're the Metafilter music guy!
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 3:50 PM on June 16, 2011


The ten-year-old son of my friend wrote, performed and recorded a complete pop/rock song last year. Every time I watch the video I'm still blown away.

Nothing like watching a pre-teen and realizing you've wasted your life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL-RMBO2_4A
posted by bpm140 at 6:58 PM on June 16, 2011


I'm jaded. Whenever I come across vids of kids playing music I expect real knock me down performances or perhaps some non-musical specialness. After seeing Jackie Evancho for example, my yardsticks moved. I can't do anything about that racheting-up of expectations sadly.

So when I watch this, i can't help noticing the girl is singing out of tune.
posted by storybored at 9:02 PM on June 16, 2011


The kid needs a pick guard.













I focus on the wrong things.
posted by Theodore Sign at 10:53 PM on June 16, 2011


Done done and on to the next one
Done I'm done and I'm
On to the next.
posted by bwg at 6:01 AM on June 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


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