Hear Guns N Roses' Sweet Child O Mine Covered As A 1920s-Era New Orleans Jazz Number

By Steve West 2 years ago
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The main problem with Guns N Roses over the last two decades is that Axl is a douche, and they do nothing relevant. For a band with a frontman who is still, despite his asshole tendencies, one of the best rock vocalists in history, itís sad that they canít even maintain the tenuous relevance of a band like Kiss. The only thing left to do is take some of rockís greatest songs, by one of the greatest bands, and make it new again. Thatís exactly what Scott Bradlee has done with this 1920ís New Orleans jazz revamp of ďSweet Child Oí Mine.Ē

Sung with bluesy bravado by Miche Braden, and a retooling of Slashís signature solo style as a horn section breakdown, this is the best version of this song. Better than Sheryl Crowís acoustic version, which Iíve always preferred over the original. I will say that lyrically the song sticks out as being decidedly not from the 1920ís. In fact, I would have sort of preferred perhaps a few changes of phrase to reflect the times. If you can do it with the music in a revamp, why not the lyrics?

Still, itís a brilliant retooling of the song. Postmodern Jukebox, Bradleeís project to revamp modern classics into old timey blues/jazz/bluegrass/etc style songs, can be found on his Youtube channel or iTunes. Speaking of brilliant, do you not like Miley Cyrusí newest album? How about a Doo Wop version of ďWe Canít Stop?Ē

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