5 Greatest Artists That Covered The Who’s “My Generation”

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“My Generation”, one of the best songs in history, the Who’s “mod” song par excellence, as well as being a precursor to punk, among other things. The song is ranked # 11 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list and is inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for its “historical, artistic, and significant” value. Over the following decades, multiple artists have covered this song, below are the 5 Greatest Artists That Covered The Who’s “My Generation”:


The Rovin’ Kind

The sixties were definitely the best time for rock and roll, and doing covers were part of the rock and roll of that era. The Rovin’ Kind was a garage rock band that somehow made it for a short period of time made one of the best covers of The Who’s My Generation.


The Jaded Hearts Club

The British cover band was a supergroup that consists of Miles Kane, Nic Cester of Jet, Matt Bellamy of Muse, Graham Coxon, Jamie Davis, and Sean Payne of the Zutons. When they did a show in The 100 Club, they’ve taken it by storm with their cover of My Generation.


Hollywood Vampires

The Hollywood Vampires, the super band made up of Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry released their cover of “My Generation”, The Who’s original song, in 2015. “My Generation” is the first single from the Hollywood Vampires’ self-titled debut album.



One of the most memorable performances among the different covers is the one performed by the British band Oasis 7 years after its dissolution and which would mark a turning point in the band.


Patti Smith

This was the bonus track for Patti’s 1975 album, Horses, where we can listen to a curious live version of the track ‘My Generation’ by The Who with the esteemed participation of John Cale on bass (founding member of The Velvet Underground) on the bass and with a Patti Smith having a blast changing the odd lines of the lyrics, (“I don’t need that f**king shit!”).