Train up a child in the way he should… ROCK!

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My wife and I wanted to see how much has changed since the last time we did this whole baby thing, so we headed out to Babies “R” Us yesterday to have a look at all the new stuff. I was browsing through the music section when I made a pretty rockin’ discovery!

There is a whole line of CDs titled Rockabye Baby! that has turned some sweet tunes by some great bands into lullabyes. Each CD features songs by artists like Radiohead, Coldplay, U2, Nirvana, the Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin – all arranged into soft lullabyes to help your baby drift off to dreamland. There are at least five of them that I’ve determined we absolutely must have!

There a few artists in the catolog that are a bit, uh, unexpected, to say the least. For the parents who wish to terrify their baby to sleep, you can purchase CDs featuring the music of Tool, Nine Inch Nails and Metallica. I’m not sure which is more unnerving – the thought of putting my baby to sleep to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” or the thought of someone rocking their baby to “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails.

Creepy music aside, I think this is a pretty sweet concept. Here some samples:

Smashing Pumpkins – Today

Radiohead – Paranoid Android

Coldplay – The Scientist

U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday

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9 thoughts on “Train up a child in the way he should… ROCK!

  1. I would think “No surprises” over paranoid android.

    Maybe “sail to the moon” from Hail to the Thief, and “fade out” from the Bends if they aren’t already there.

  2. You’re two for three my friend. “Fade Out” didn’t make the cut. Also from Hail to the Thief, “2+2=5” – your kid will have awsome taste in music, but lousy math skills!

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