Thursday, 20 August 2015

Version City #44 - Choir! Choir! Choir! sing The Clash

Based in Toronto, Choir! Choir! Choir! is a twice weekly gathering of musically open-minded people who just love to sing. In their 4 year history they've tackled songs by a wide variety of artists, such as Big Star, Haddaway, Fleetwood Mac, Sex Pistols, The Muppets, Wilco, Pink Floyd and dozens of others (see here for a full list) in addition to performing in concert with Patti Smith and Tegan & Sara.


There's a whole host of Choir! Choir! Choir! performances available to check out on their YouTube channel (here). Their stirring interpretation of 'London Calling' had the hairs on the back of this old Clash fan's neck standing to attention.


5 comments:

Brian said...

Love it, Swede. I think it's interesting that, unlike most choirs, it's impossible for this lot to stand still while singing this one. Not just heads... whole bodies, are bobbing. Reminds me a bit of this one I'm pretty sure I saw at 1001 Songs earlier this year. Music makes the world go 'round.

http://www.npr.org/event/music/388722887/watch-middle-school-kids-play-a-led-zeppelin-medley-on-xylophones

The Swede said...

Kids playing Led Zep on xylophones - fantastic. I went to school at the wrong time! That drummer has Bonzo's bash down to a tee as well.

Swiss Adam said...

Ha. Surprisngly good.

charity chic said...

I'd like to hear those Korean Kids who did the Ramones give this a go!

Singing Bear said...

That is just great. I'd love to be in a choir like that. Singing for the pure pleasure of it. Very fine version. Must see what else they do.

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