Video: Frozen Wasteland
posted at 9:57 pm on February 11, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
At first,you’re tempted to dismiss this cover version of the Who classic “Baba O’Reilly,” until you start listening to both the lyrics and the musical performance of this band from Minnesotans for Global Warming (M4GW). It’s almost as good as an “Unplugged” version of the song might be by the original band. M4GW took its inspiration from the Super Bowl halftime show, which means I should apologize for my snarky tweets during the game about the geriatric impulse of the NFL in scheduling the recent halftime shows. (Kathy Shaidle scolded me properly at the time.) I’m not sure that I have a favorite part, but I do like how this works as both a satire of the global-warming hysterics and music videos in general. Enjoy.
Update: My bad — the real name of the song is, of course, “Baba O’Reilly”. I knew that, but I’ve always thought of it as “Teenage Wasteland,” and the “Frozen Wasteland” title of the video tripped me up.