It’s hard to imagine how many times Steven Tyler must have sung “Crazy” in his life. Certainly it must be in the thousands, right? Aerosmith have embarked on many a tour in the 20 years since the song came out, and it’s such a smash hit that they probably never skip it. Yet somehow Tyler seems to have forgotten pretty much all the words. As HyperVocal points out, yesterday Tyler stumbled upon some street performers in Lithuania (where Aerosmith had a concert) who opted to pay tribute by playing “Crazy” on violin and accordion. Video shows Tyler occasionally chipping in a word or two, but mostly he alternates between indulging in some utterly twisted version of his trademark falsetto screeching and marveling at the buskers’ performance. He looks, um, crazy. Watch the awkwardness unfold below.
All I could think while watching this was “This is going to be Wayne Coyne someday.”