Thursday, April 8, 2021

8 April 2021 - The Wiggles - Elephant

This is NOT something I thought I'd see in my lifetime, and it is BRILLIANT!

Interpolating their own song, "Fruit Salad", The Wiggles cover Tame Impala.

Let me say that again for those in the back.   

Children's band The Wiggles.  Covering Tame Impala.  

OK, the shock has worn off, but this cover is shockingly amazing and ADULT.  Except for the "Fruit Salad" part.  But I love fruit salad, so it's all good.  Current Wiggles Anthony, Lachy, Simon and famed AUSLAN expert Emma (on the drums and CLEARLY enjoying herself, despite learning drums to play THIS very complex song and needing notes to play it (look closely)) are joined by ORIGINAL Wiggles Murray and Jeff.

This version of the song 1) adds a lot more keytar and pipe organ than the original does, which works as a stand in for some of the psychedelic riffs of the original 2) actually gets a prominent mention on the Wikipedia page for this song 3) is far FAR more complex than anything else The Wiggles normally do, but they knocked it out of the park.

This performance on Triple J kicks off the 30th anniversary of The Wiggles, so I think we're going to go further with them tomorrow on Wicked Guilty Pleasures.

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