Back in the day, when I was young and child free I loved going to gigs and one of the best I went to was Pearl Jam at the ULU in 1992 (some of you probably weren’t even born then). At the time Pearl Jam were not the big rock band you associate them with now, rather they were fairly unknown American band. I just happened to read the NME and like this sort of music
A search through the internet has provided me with some actual footage of the gig. To my middle age ears it sounds noisy and doesnt look much fun, but memory tells me it was the best fun ever!
I’m telling you all this for a reason, you see as part of the Netflix StreamTeam I am given notice of some of the best new stuff coming up. I was trawling through it when something called Beat Bugs caught my eye. The animation looks great and I thought it would appeal to my eldest in particular as he is a huge fan of The Beatles (of all things).
Here is the info:
The Beat Bugs are charming, funny, adventurous, and have a knack for getting themselves into mischief and mayhem. Each of the five friends (Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz, and Walter) has a distinctive personality, and they display the charm and energy of five knockabout, lovable kids. They are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe.
This fun animation series is inspired by the music of the Beatles – sung by international music artists. Most interestingly Sia sings “Blackbird” and P!nk sings “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.” Other renditions of iconic songs will feature from James Bay, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor and Birdy. James Corden also joins musical cast.
Now have a look at the trailer:
Yes! Thats right this children’s animated programme features Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam singing a song written by The Beatles. Mind blowing. For that reason alone I for one will be tuning in to Beat Bugs in August. Who would have thought that this would happen 24 years in the future from that gig at the ULU?