As I write this, I’m going to do my best to avoid the desire to do the whole “Rock and Roll ain’t noise pollution” pun, but am making no promises! I originally heard about Rockabye Baby! while listening to the Bob and Tom radio show one morning, long before Bug was born, and made a mental note to myself that once we had our baby, I had to get my hands on some of the CDs. Eventually, I managed to get my hands on my first CD, which was based on AC/DC, and after having the AC/DC version for a while, listening to it with Bug, and letting my brother borrow it for my niece Madelynn, I can say that I will be turning around and getting a few more, possibly even for me, and definitely for the next parents that come up in the family.
Here is the description of the AC/DC album from Rockabye Baby!:
With the Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of AC/DC – Do you have a problem child? Rock and roll ain´t noise pollution, but unwanted cries are. When you´re up to your neck in dirty diapers, AC/DC´s primordial anthems are just the ticket. Your little live wire will be rocked to sleep by these gentle instrumentals. For those about to nap, we salute you. Rockabye Baby! transforms timeless rock songs into beautiful instrumental lullabies. Guitars and drums are traded for soothing mellotrons, vibraphones and bells, and the volume is turned down from an eleven to a two. Rockabye Baby! is the perfect way to share the music you love with the littlest rocker in your life.
Rockabye Baby AC/DC Features the following AC/DC Hits:
- Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
- Highway to Hell
- Who Made Who
- You Shook Me All Night Long
- Back In Black
- It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock ‘n’ Roll)
- Hells Bells
- For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
- Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution
The essence behind these great CDs and this great concept is the people at Rockabye Baby! who have taken well known and classic rock songs, including those from the Rolling Stones, Metallica, and The Beatles, and replaced the hard rock sounds of drums and guitars with the soothing, relaxing sounds of the glockenspiel, vibraphone, mellotron, and other instruments (like mentioned in the description above) to create soothing lullaby songs for your baby, while keeping the beat and sound of the songs you love. While listening to the CD, I’ve found myself not only rocking Bug to these songs but also singing them under my breath. It’s really a unique thing to share with my daughter. The songs that used to give me cold chills and get me pumped for high school football games can now soothe my daughter to slumber. Definitely not something that these artists had in mind of course, but regardless, these are great and I consider them a definite can’t miss for parents!