Monday, May 21, 2007

Don't Cry*

If it's meant as political commentary, it's more 'Belfast Child' era Simple Minds than Hendrix's 'Star Spangled Banner'. If it's meant as a joke, it's more Bad News than Spinal Tap, but the Chinese heavy metal band, Tang Dynasty', knock Billy Bragg** off the top stop for the worse updated version of workers' classic, 'The Internationale'.

Still, they're better than Van Halen, I guess.

Hat tip to Wis[s]e Words blog place for jotting down random thoughts.

*Guns 'N' Roses

**In fairness to the Bard of Barking, his and Dick Gaughan's version of 'The Red Flag', which happens to be on the same album where he does a musical Krondstadt on Eugène Edine Pottier classic, is one of my all time favourite songs.

2 comments:

Kara said...

Man, you're such a tease. I was so hoping to see Axl prancing around in that youtube video - eyebrowless, or not. Very cruel.

bobba said...

Any chance you know where I could find a "marching" version of The Internationale?