Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rock N Roll cd

When we went back to NY for a visit this weekend, my nephew and brother in law entertained us with a rock n roll performance. My 8 year old nephew was quite impressive on the drums! And at one point, he let out a scream that would have impressed even Roger Daltrey. I offered to make him a mixed cd so that he could expand his influences. However, making a cd of rock music for an 8 year old is turning out to be more difficult than previously thought.
I wanted to include a Rolling Stones song and I was browsing the Stones songs on my computer, I ran into a problem. I really like the song "Brown Sugar", but I don't think that the idea of raping black women is good to mention to an 8 year old.
I wanted to include some Ramones, but Andrew says that "I Wanna Be Sedated" is also not good for children.
I need to include Nirvana, and a lot of their songs are a bit taboo.
Here's the list I have so far:
The Who- Won't Get Fooled Again
Guns N Roses- Sweet Child O Mine
K's Choice- Cocoon Crash
Cheap Trick- Surrender
Nirvana- Smells Like Teen Spirit
Rolling Stones- Paint It Black
Janis Joplin- Piece of My Heart
Kiss- Rock N Roll All Night
The Doors- People Are Strange

I need some more songs, so I'm open to ideas and suggestions. Also, let me know id you think the songs on that list aren't good for kids.

4 comments:

George said...

Let's review:

"...mommy's alright, daddy's alright, they just seem a little weird..."

"i see a red door and i want to paint it black..." - not sure of the exact meaning, but I'm pretty sure it involves blotter acid...

"With the lights out its less dangerous Here we are now
Entertain us I feel stupid and contagious Here we are now
Entertain us A mulatto An albino
A mosquito
My libido
Yea"

Shall I go on....nice attempt but maybe you should stick to the music library from the Wiggles....

Bre said...

come on, man. the kid's got to rock! we were listening to wpdh since birth, and he's 8. he's got some catching up to do.

zztop-lowrider
boston- more than a feeling

George said...

Wiggles, dammit!

Muliya said...

Good words.