Friday, October 10, 2008

The Friday Thing: Baba O'riley by The Blue Man Group

The Blue Man group, as most people know, are known for their obscure performances and multi-instrumental abilities. A while ago, I saw a show of theirs entitled 'Inside the Tube' on PBS. I was absolutely estatic after this cover performance of Baba O'riley by The Who (my favourite band). What's so great about it is that they make it completely Blue Man without obliterating the song's structure. And you gotta love the Pete Townshend honoring windmills! This performance is one of the coolest things you will ever see! Enjoy!
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Baba O'riley

8 comments:

Arnold Layne said...

I saw Blue Man Group live a while ago and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life! Fantastic performance, they're so creative... I especially love the guitar windmills. I really should do a post on Blue Man Group...

Double Hawk said...

Arnie: I'd imagine that there performance was pretty cool! I love in this how for the synth at the beginning, they use a bunch of tubes! It's just crazy awesome!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I missed them while we were in Las Vegas last year, but this clip is great!

Double Hawk said...

WW: I wish I could see them, they're very cool.

PoliticianRock said...

I saw them perform it on TV a while back at some awards ceremony. Good stuff.

Double Hawk said...

Politician: I think they, awkwardly, performed this on America's got talent or something too. This is by the better performance.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I heard you had posted this & finally I got to watch it today-this is great! I love how a woman sang the song and she is a great musician too.
I haven't been here in a while, nice new banner design DH.

Double Hawk said...

Lily: When I first heard this, I was thrilled that a woman was singing this. Thank you for the compliment!