January 29th, 2007

Viking Spongebob

Bluegrass Van Halen

Okay, bear with me for a second. My favorite version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is Jerry Lee Lewis's ballsy rockabilly version. my favorite version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" is the industrial version. My favorite version of "Hurt" is Johnny Cash's elegiac cover. So this should not surprise...

I picked up David Lee Roth's album of bluegrass covers of Van Halen standards: "Strummin' with the Devil." I'm only halfway thru, and already...oh my God. As the old saying sez, Only Nixon could go to China. Always thought Roth was more glitz and theatrics than solid music. Never gonna say that again!