A website called Baby Rock Records is selling CD’s of “lullabalized” versions of popular music.
Rockabye Baby! transforms timeless rock songs into beautiful instrumental lullabies. The soothing sounds of the glockenspiel, vibraphone, melltoron and other instruments will lull your baby into a sweet slumber.
Presumably the intent is to turn kids into social misfits at the ripe old age of 3 weeks. Here are just some of the bands they’ve covered or are planning to in the near future:
- The Beatles (no arguments here)
- Led Zeppelin
- Pink Floyd (with flying pigs on the album art – nice!)
- The Cure (!!!!)
Apparently Ozzy, Iron Maiden, and the Sex Pistols were too difficult to obtain, but on the plus side, they probably didn’t need to put in too much effort to convert Coldplay into baby music.
Seriously though, I like a good glockenspiel as much as the next guy, but the selected audio samples they provide remind me of the old MIDI’s only MUCH creepier and eerily hypnotic. Take a listen to their take on Nirvana’s Come As You Are (MP3) and Metallica’s Enter Sandman (go figure). I’d be very curious to see what long term effects these may have on kids.
Then again, a better question might be if you’d really prefer Rafi.