Sep 192011

It’s always fun to see how well (or not) current up-and-coming artists handle covering classic tracks. In the case of Birds & Batteries, a San Francisco-based experimental indie-pop group, we give them props for their up-tempo synth-ridden version of The Who’s well-known 1975 single, “Squeeze Box.” Although this innuendo-heavy song has been covered by everyone from Sheryl Crow to Poison, we’d venture to say Birds & Batteries has come up with the most unique rendition so far.

Gone are the unassuming acoustic guitar and banjo that flesh out the original – Birds & Batteries swaps them out for electronic piano tones and synthy background melodies. They did, however, keep the banjo solo, which sounds just as awesome played on a keyboard. If you’re an 80s music fan, we guarantee you’ll love this cover. Have a listen (and download) below!

MP3: Birds & Batteries – Squeeze Box (The Who cover)

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Check out more from Birds & Batteries on their website.

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