Banjo Just Ain't Up To It
The bluegrass treatment comes to most things it seems, and now Tommy gets its hillbilly makeover. There will be those who think this pomp-rockopera is getting what it deserves; those who think it is sacrilege, and those, like me, who like both the original and the banjo-genre, as well as a bit of fun, and am therefore enjoying listening as I type - but I can't say I'll be returning to the barn too soon.
I think I'm really just typing a mini-review to punctuate the next themed album cover posting which is easier to do in the pauses between examining.
But as a final actual reviewing observation, I don't think the banjo has the depth or breadth of possibilities as a musical instrument to deal with this. Probably a lot of fun live. Better on record Hayseed Dixie covering a range of well known rock classics, like here.