March 8, 2012
Here are The Whipper Snappers with a rather nice song:
The Whipper Snappers – “Ordinary Difficulties” (1992)
Many thanks to Deutros and his Friday On My Mind blog for inadvertently causing this post. (If the song wasn’t there to begin with, I wouldn’t have heard it. If I hadn’t heard it, it wouldn’t have ended up here. Ipso facto. Q.E.D. Or something.)
June 19, 2009
Here’s an Australian power pop version of that song:
The Whipper Snappers – “Stairway To Heaven“ (1992)
When they get to the “Ooh, and it makes me wonder” bit, and sing in heavenly harmonies, my brain just melts. And I love the key change. Great stuff.
That version of “Stairway” was part of an Australian TV show called The Money or the Gun, a sort of comedy chat show hosted by comedian Andrew Denton broadcast in 1989-1990. At the end of each show a different performer would pay tribute to/put their individual stamp on/massacre the song in question. There were 22 (!) versions in all and they were eventually released on an album.
There are too many favourite versions for me to choose, but I have a very soft spot for Robyne Dunn‘s ethereal voice, and The Beatles rip-off by The Beatnix is especially chuckleific.
Anyway, you can decide for yourself. Enjoy “Stairway To Heaven”:
Oh, and the videos for all the songs have been put on YouTube here.