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Watville Primary School sing 'Flight Of Icarus' by Iron Maiden (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (27 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
I so wanted Eddie to come lurching out from behind them. This was great!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 12:57 PM on March 8, 2011


Scream for me, Watville!
posted by stargell at 12:59 PM on March 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


I could have turned into a dirty reprobate a LOT earlier if my elementary school had been awesome
posted by Wolfdog at 1:00 PM on March 8, 2011


The kid in the top-to-bottom motorcycle leathers in the front row rocking out during the air-guitar solo?

HE IS ALREADY MORE METAL THAN YOU WILL EVER BE.

\m/0\m/
posted by BitterOldPunk at 1:08 PM on March 8, 2011 [6 favorites]


Up the Irons!
posted by D_I at 1:08 PM on March 8, 2011


LOL! How fun and cool is this?
posted by hellslinger at 1:16 PM on March 8, 2011


Better than the real Bruce Dickinson manages in a live setting.
posted by dust of the stars at 1:16 PM on March 8, 2011


Chubby girl in the spandex unitard, I love you!
posted by queensissy at 1:20 PM on March 8, 2011


Faith in humanity nearly restored.

Now all they have to do is kick the asses of those fucking annoying PS22 kids.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 1:21 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


There's a couple of comments by one of the teachers giving a bit of background (the first one was highest rated when I first watched it but it's dropped down now

I am one of the teachers involved with this and id like to thank everyone for your support. I have been trying to post something for a few days but key getting an error message. Anyway we cannot quite believe how massive this is!!!!!!!!!!! The children had a great time. my year gruop partner like rock music and wanted to do something a bit different from our usual music curriculum. Our history topic is ancient greece so it seemed the obvious choice. we record it again on Wed. Thanks again !!!!!

and

Hi all !!!!!! thanks to you all for those supportive and POSITIVE messages ;-))

Just to let you know that we are going to the radio staion tomorrow to record it properly (voice record only) and it will be released hopefully as Kerrang radios cash for kids charity single!!!!!

There are a couple of negative comments and of course you have an opinion and you are entitled to it but i can assure you no manipulating, brain washing or cattle prods were involved !!!!These kids are rockin n lovin it !

posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:26 PM on March 8, 2011


GRAR Mrs Norris only let us sing "Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat" and other such pap. Lucky kids. Though we did do Scarborough Fair one year when I was 8, does that count? *jealous*
posted by infini at 1:51 PM on March 8, 2011


I was forced -- literally, told I would be kicked out of school -- unless I joined the rest of my music class and line dance to Boot Scootin' Boogie and Billy Ray Cyrus.
posted by notion at 2:14 PM on March 8, 2011


Ah, classical music.
posted by Eideteker at 2:15 PM on March 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


Now do Powerslave.
posted by electroboy at 2:36 PM on March 8, 2011


This is pretty much the most metal thing that ever has happened, will happen, or possibly could happen.
posted by DecemberBoy at 2:41 PM on March 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Well that's just adorable.

But where's the little tiny mosh pit?
posted by quin at 3:00 PM on March 8, 2011


Just showed it to a coworker and he countered with the not nearly as cute, but still pretty entertaining George Mason University band doing Rage Against the Machine.
posted by quin at 3:11 PM on March 8, 2011


Heh, I was just looking for that link, quin. The flautist (I think) in the red shirt is by far the best part. She really gets into it.
posted by kmz at 3:21 PM on March 8, 2011


I've really been getting into "Dead Man's Bones," which features the Silverlake Conservatory Childrens Choir (a product of Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers). It has kids rocking out too, but not this hard. The sound production and polish is a bit higher, but there's something that is wonderful about kids getting into it.

Dead Man's Bones is a Ryan Gosling band (if that means anything to you. It doesn't to me). Anyway, here's one of their videos.
posted by cjorgensen at 3:22 PM on March 8, 2011


I now resent every music class I ever took for being insufficiently metal.
posted by dvorak_beats_qwerty at 4:18 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Man, I went to school in the heart of barely-post-disco Brooklyn during the 80s. Me an my friends existed in a metal ghetto amidst the day glow and pegged pants. This made me smile like FUCKING MADNESS!

Now let's hear Two Minutes to Midnight...

\mm/ (too much for one hand)
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 5:26 PM on March 8, 2011


I could have turned into a dirty reprobate a LOT earlier if my elementary school had been awesome
posted by Wolfdog


Properly and biblicaly defined, a reprobate is one that is predestined for damnation, like the bastard son of the bastard son of the bastard son, so you either is or you ain't.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:32 PM on March 8, 2011


This moved me to tears. (I always was a crap metaller.)
posted by motty at 8:23 PM on March 8, 2011


I had to wait until I was fourteen before I (or anyone except Maiden) could even LISTEN to "Flight of Icarus".

What wouldn't I have given had Maiden been teacher's pick at my school, and how did I get to the point of envying gradeschoolers?!

\m/ ^_^ \m/
posted by mistersquid at 8:47 PM on March 8, 2011


Holy crap, I just realized, we're the teachers now!

We can do it right this time!
posted by jabberjaw at 8:54 PM on March 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


We can do it right this time!

This is pretty much how I felt back when my 14-year-old stepson asked me if he could "borrow" my old Minor Threat t-shirt. I said yes and wiped from my eye a single tear of pride.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:01 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Amazing. All it needs is a 10ft paper mache Eddie in chains.
So if they're studying ancient Greece I'd expect them to cover Alexander the Great also. Come on!
posted by Liquidwolf at 6:15 AM on March 9, 2011


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