Thursday, September 3, 2009

It Worked For Aerosmith

Aerosmith was playing in dive bars in the mid 1980's. Their career had sunk to the point of playing in front of drunken slobs to scratch together enough money to buy another round of... well, whatever they were using at the time.

Then, through the particular brand of magic that only existed in the '80's, somebody had the monster idea of putting these washed-up has-beens in a recording studio with Run DMC. The result, a version of Walk This Way all hopped up on hip hop, brought the band back to prominence. A string of very successful and very uninspired albums followed. Seriously -- what happened to the blues influence so obvious in Train Kept A Rollin' and Chip Away At The Stone?

Anyway, that formula has been tried with limited success since that magical pairing. It is in the spirit of those less successful mash-ups that I present the following, in which Macy and her friend Bella channel DMC and Pete Townshend of The Who. Were they trying a remix of Won't Get Fooled Again? Baba Yaga? I don't know. It's probably best not to ask too many questions. I warn you: turn the volume down to a manageable level; little girls can hit notes that will make your pancreas howl at the moon.

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