And I don’t mean young kids in a disparaging way!
I just really do get such a kick seeing these younger rockers doing such a great job rockin’ out to the music of my generation. And some of them are really very good … great guitarists, great vocals, great drummers … just a really great sound.
A while ago I subscribed to a few channels by these kids on YouTube. I love classic rock, so it is great to listen to. And, it does my heart good to see these kids enjoying the music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s!
Speaking of doing your Heart some good, check this young band called August out with their guest vocalist at a Battle of the Potomac band competition.
Barracuda (cover by August)
This band, Iron Cross, simply rocks. The guitarist, Andrei Cerbu, is freaking amazing and Andreea Munteanu can really belt out a song as well. Check this out!
Shoot to Thrill (cover by Iron Cross)
This is another Andrei Cerbu band (The guy must be really busy. He sure cranks out a lot of videos … and they are all tremendous and showcase a variety of young performers.
Don’t Treat Be Bad (cover by Shut Up & Kiss Me)
This next video is a young female drummer named Sina, who is absolutely phenomenal. This is her tribute to the legendary drummer for The Who, Keith Moon.
Keith Moon was not a conventional drummer. He did not play to establish a rhythm for the rest of the instruments. He played along with the vocals or the main melody of the song.
To Keith, drums were another lead instrument, and he used his incredible speed to place fills in places where they weren’t supposed to be … and he made them work brilliantly.
Won’t Get Fooled Again is full of examples of this. The combination of continually playing intricate fills while keeping the beat … with the added element of what is essentially a drum solo towards the end makes “Won’t Get Fooled Again” one of the most complex drumming performances ever recorded – and Sina crushes it! It is perfect! And that, my friends, is really amazing.
Most people can’t really appreciate how difficult this is to play.
I hope you can truly appreciate what you just saw! A flawless performance by a young lady doing a drum cover of an extremely difficult song by one of the best rock bands in the world and a drummer who is one of the very best in history.
She may very well be the first drummer in music history where the bands will need to audition for her!
Alright, I will end this one with one more of Andrei Cerbu’s collaborations. I really like these kids, and wish them the absolute best. They are simply fantastic performers with bright futures ahead of them. Check out this cover of Alannah Myles’ Black Velvet with drummer Sina, vocalist Victoria K, and Andrei again.
Black Velvet (Sina, Victoria K, and Adrei Cerbu)
Crap, okay! Just one more, How about a little GNR? This one features Andrei Cerbu again, but this time with vocalist Smaranda Marian.
I guess I should also include an original number by these kids as well. What the heck! After all this, what is one more?
Go Away (Iron Cross, original)
Okay, I have to make myself stop here. I could go on and on! So much great music … so little time!
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8 thoughts on “Tunes for Tuesday: Young kids … Old Rock”
A wonderful post, Mr. G! These young people are gifted for sure. It is good to know that we have a generation of talent continuing the proud tradition of rock and roll. I am not surprised they are drawn to the music of our youth. That was the best era of rock and roll!
That is certainly true. Thanks for commenting, Brad.
I’m so glad I listened to the Who drum cover by Sina. Amazing! What a great future she has. And, did you notice the smile she wore at the end? Proof that she knew she nailed it!
Absolutely! Quite amazing. And yes, she knew she nailed it.
Its interesting and wonderful to see this generation of kids picking up music instead of video games. So much talent – thank you for bringing them to us. I would be following few of them myself
Some of them are really very good! Thanks for commenting!