Saturday, April 14, 2012

World's youngest drummer?

Okay, this is just friggin' awesome. The little girl is five years old and has some righteous beats. The other two kids are 8 and 10 years old and handle their instruments quite well. This is a cover of industrial metal band Rammstein's song "Sonne", mostly in the original German. Happy to do my part to make this video go viral ;).

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. Maybe she'll grow up to beat the shit out of stuff that deserves to have the shit beat out of it.

  2. What kind of parents let their 8-to-10-year-old kids LISTEN to Rammstein, much less play cover versions?!? Are they fucking deaf or something?

  3. They're European. They don't have the silly notions of childhood innocence that we Americans have. Young children love drama and emotion, and Rammstein has that in spades. Plus the parents appear to be hippy "unschooling" types who believe in allowing their children the freedom to explore pretty much anything that isn't going to physically harm them. Plus this isn't *exactly* a cover of Rammstein. The kids aren't skilled enough and don't have enough equipment to render Rammstein the way Rammstein does, or in one case (the drummer) simply lacks the size and physical stamina to pound on a full-size drum kit, thus the improvised drum kit with sock-covered drumstick and maraca to simulate a tom and a snare. Instead they creatively re-rendered it into something they can play, and added their own little dramatic coda to the end.

    I think the results pretty much speak for themselves... if it wasn't for the little boy's singing, if you weren't watching the monitor you wouldn't know that these were kids. The little girl's drumming in particular is righteous, she does drum fills and pace changes better than a lot of grownups despite being all of five years old. And that little dramatic coda they added at the end when they switch out for the violin and harp is just killer, the real Rammstein ought to try something like that someday, it basically took all that emotional tension that had been building in the song and brought it in for an awesome landing.

    In other words, as someone who writes and makes music, I will simply say that these kids are musicians, and have my deepest respect for what they've accomplished. Music is about creativity and emotion, and these kids have that in spades.

    - Badtux the Musician Penguin


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