7 Guys Re-Imagine “Sweet Child O’ Mine” As Funk Song & It’s Surprisingly Perfect.

You know how the saying goes: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

And in most cases, we should all probably abide by that. I mean, we don’t need to innovate packing tape or find a way to cook pot roast that actually takes way longer than the recipe your mama gave you. Seven musicians, however, just proved there can be exceptions to this rule.


If you’re a music lover, then you’d probably argue that “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses is something that has never been broken and doesn’t need fixing, right? Most would tend to agree, but once you see this video, you’ll be questioning that conclusion.



The band, called Scary Pockets, dropped a re-imagined cover of the classic track a month ago with a little help from other musicians in their circle and it’s truly amazing.

This new composition is a funk-tinged take that I’m sure would impress Axl Rose himself. The arrangement includes a guitar, a sax, a trumpet, a bass, a keyboard, and some drums. Oh, and we can’t forget the sweet vocal stylings of singer Mario Jose.



Their take on “Sweet Child O’ Mine” is full of joy, exuberance, and a clear appreciation for the original. It’s really amazing to watch artists come together and turn something old into something brand new. Even though it’s a classic rock song being transformed by a genre from another era, it feels completely fresh.


Watch the entire performance down below and let us know what you think! Be sure to share their awesome performance with all the music lovers in your life!

Sweet Child O' Mine – FUNK cover

Sweet Child O' Mine – FUNK coverWelcoming Mario Jose back this week singing the most requested song on our Patreon poll last month: “Sweet Child O’ Mine”. And guys look, horns! Welcome CJ Camerieri and Hideaki Aomori who came in to play with us on their day off from playing with Paul Simon. Woooo this was a fun one!Help us make more music by signing up on Patreon! Ask us questions, vote on what songs we do, and download stems and karaoke versions of our songs! www.Patreon.com/ScaryPocketsBuy Scary Pockets Merch: www.ScaryPocketsFunk.comMusiciansBass: Sam WilkesDrums: Tamir BarzilayGuitar: Ryan LermanKeys: Jack ConteTrumpet: CJ Camerieri Alto Sax: Hideaki AomoriRecording Engineer: Caleb ParkerMixer: Caleb ParkerVideo: Ricky Chavez

Posted by Scary Pockets on Monday, May 21, 2018

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