The Who’s ‘My Generation’ Album At 50 – The Best And Worst Covers Of Its Era-Defining Single, Starring Oasis, Green Day And More

The Who released their debut album ‘My Generation’ 50 years ago, named after the era-defining single of the same name. Over the years it’s been covered by everyone from Manchester’s Oasis to Barcelona group Lone Star. Below are nine of the best and worst attempts – before we begin, though, let’s remind ourselves of the original’s stuttering, shambolic, 10/10 brilliance one more time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN5zw04WxCc

GREEN DAY (1992)
What it’s like, in three words:
Lacklustre, then flaming. 7/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfqc02xOP1M

HILARY DUFF (2004)
What it’s like, in three words:
Cringe; disrespectful; godawful. 0/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue5kotMLjws

PATTI SMITH (1976)
What it’s like, in three words:
Furious; sweary; urgent. 10/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R5lcZFWEwg

COUNT FIVE (1966)
What it’s like, in three words:
Clean; throaty; awkward. 6/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP6qUg_dLlA

LONE STAR (1966)
What it’s like, in three words:
Spanish; placid; upbeat. 5/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QxUQx7KerM

IRON MAIDEN (1996)
What it’s like, in three words:
Strained; flamboyant; slippery. 8/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03siA4jl0pE

ATOM™ (2013)
What it’s like, in three words:
Glitchy; electronic; alarming. 6/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoFR-ZPvL54

OASIS (2002)
What it’s like, in three words:
Heavier; gritty; extended. 9/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVUM4_l5G9A

APOLOGETIX (2002)
What it’s like, in three words:
Grossly, Biblically Christian. 3/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAWV7G8OLvE

LIAM, ROGER DALTREY, BONEHEAD (2015)
What it’s like, in three words: Messy; under-rehearsed; cool. 7/10

Liam Gallagher & Roger Daltrey – My Generation… by eidurrasmussen