Sunday, October 09, 2005

Simon and Garfunkel Sing "Spoilt Victorian Child" 

Sir Elton John is joining a group of musicians recording a tribute song to the late DJ John Peel.

He will sing and play piano on a cover of the Buzzcocks hit Ever Fallen in Love, alongside The Who's Roger Daltrey and Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant.

There is no possible sarcastic comment to add to this news that would do it justice. None. All one can do is ask if there is anything they could do to make it something John Peel would be more musically offended by. Add Eric Clapton and make it a Fall song, maybe.

BBC radio, October 10. That's tomorrow, kids. Mark your calendars.

UPDATE: Listen here, everyone! It debuts at 8:10 a.m. British Summer Time, or 3:10 a.m. EST.

UPDATE2: It was surprisingly not quite awful. The Futureheads or whomever-the-hell played it basically note for note, and the wall of sound of "Ever Fallen In Love," one of the greatest Buzzcocks songs, masked the rock dinosaur vocal histrionics just enough to make it tolerable.

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