Coldplay’s Beastie Boys tribute to Adam Yauch is plain terrible
WHAT’S that awful humming noise? Is it Chris Martin trying to drive out the tinnitus in his ears with another drippy melody?* Here’s Chris and the Coldplay ensemble paying trubite to Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boy who died this week.
Tributes are great, aren’t they. They show the world that the living loved the dead star and understood them. In this case, however, they show the world that a great protest song by a band that made you smile and go nuts is no longer a great protest song when Coldplay get hold of it. It becomes a novelty records that just makes you wish you were watching the Beastie Boys.
If you want to see a great tribute to Yauch and his crew, here you go.
(*I have tinnitus and ColdPlay’s music is just what it sounds like when you’ve got a bad head cold.)