Indoctrinating the sprog. It’s part of the reasons we have kids, isn’t it? To fill their tiny brains with the “proper” sort of education. Naturally, with such wilful parents, it’s sod’s law that Princess Jr will rebel against us by listening to Coldplay and insipid boy bands, but one does what one can. *sniff*
So I used my Amazon vouchers from work to go on an MP3 spree and make a compilation of tracks by Rockabye Baby. You’ve probably heard of this lot by now, even if you don’t have spawn: they make “lullaby-style” covers of rock songs, turning even the most noisy Metallica track and turning it into a pretty blend of tinkles and chimes.
Here’s one of my favourite purchases: their version of the appropriately-named Lullaby by The Cure.
Here’s the full tracklist I made:
Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day) [It’s the one song by them I actually like]
Kashmir (Led Zeppelin)
Master of Puppets (Metallica)
The Fragile (Nine Inch Nails)
About A Girl (Nirvana)
Hey You (Pink Floyd) [Bit worried this one’s too depressing, but they didn’t have Comfortably Numb, which I loved as a child]
Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
Strawberry Fields Forever (The Beatles)
Lullaby (The Cure)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
and then I added in some original tracks:
No Surprises (Radiohead)
Illuminine (Thurston Moore)
Vermillion Pt 2 (Slipknot)
Armadillo Stance (Manorexia)
Well, you can’t say we didn’t try.