Sweet Indian Child O’ Mine
At this point, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” must be one of the most covered and reinterpreted rock songs of the past thirty years, right? I mean, science has basically said as much, but still, just look at all these different iterations of the tune: there’s country version, the hardcore version, the rap-metal version, the accordian version, the jazz/big band version, the guzheng version, the mopey version, the dude playing guitar and keyboard at the same time version, the little girl version, the other little girl version, the child bathing version, the child murdering version, and, my personal favorite, the don’t give up your day job version. At different times, Axl Rose and Slash (and, uh, Gilby Clarke and Tracii Guns) both re-recorded the song (actually, Slash did it twice, which is pretty funny when you consider that he legendarily tried to keep it off Appetite for Destruction).
Now we have another one to add to the list, this one created by the Indian musicians Baiju Dharmajan and Girish Pradhan (who is in a band called Girish and the Chronicles). It’s nice! It doesn’t really add much, but, y’know, if you’ve ever wanted to hear an Indian-style version of “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” uh, well… it exists!
Still waiting on a klezmer version. Someone get on that shit.