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Puddles the Clown Covers The Who’s ‘Pinball Wizard’ With a Johnny Cash Style

Clowns don’t exactly have it easy these days. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is closing down next month after 146 years, and there are even some clowns who are concerned that the new remake of Stephen King’s IT will only perpetuate the public’s fear of clowns. However, there’s at least one giant clown who is going to stand tall: Puddles Pity Party, and he’s making the world a better place for everyone! Other clowns may fear the influence of Pennywise’s big screen return, but we suspect that Puddles could defeat that evil clown with the power of his voice.

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Puddles recently posted a new cover of The Who‘s rock opera classic, “Pinball Wizard,” in his signature baritone voice. But for this cover, Puddles wasn’t content to simply recreate the original song. Instead, Puddles sang it to the music of Johnny Cash‘s “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the results are glorious. Separately, “Pinball Wizard” and “Folsom Prison Blues” are both great songs; together, they’re even more powerful, thanks to Puddles’ soulful rendition.

Big Mike Geier is the man beneath Puddles’ distinctive makeup and costume, and he’s also the guy who created the mythology and personality of Puddles. After teaming up with Postmodern Jukebox for a cover in 2013, Puddles became an internet sensation and he took his act on tour. Recently, Puddles re-teamed with Postmodern Jukebox for a new cover of Blink 182’s “All the Small Things.”

What did you think about Puddles’ take on “Pinball Wizard”? Sing us a song in the comment section below!

Image: Puddles Pity Party

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