David Bowie performed in many styles over the years, but as far as we know, pop-punk wasn’t one of them. Musician Steve Welsh makes a compelling argument that The Man Who Sold the World would have worked quite well in that genre. His Green Day-inspired cover of Bowie’s classic track works much better than the idea sounds on paper.
Awesome Steve Welsh
Imagine for a moment that Nirvana and Green Day did some kind of Freaky Friday thing and swapped bodies. Musician Steve Welsh imagines what it might have been like if Billie Joe and his bandmates performed Lithium in their trademark pop-punk style. It took a minute for us to remember this wasn’t an actual Green Day song.
Musician Steve Welsh likes to reinterpret songs in different styles. Here, he explores what it might have been like if Pink Floyd possessed the bodies of Nirvana, and they were the ones who wrote the 1991 track Endless, Nameless. Welsh’s dreamy prog-rock version is significantly more eardrum friendly than the cacophonous original.