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October 2, 2011 1:39 PM   Subscribe

End of Internet reached: Family in basement covering Command and Conquer theme. (slyt/cat)
posted by sgt.serenity (28 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's the cat that makes it.
posted by Decani at 1:43 PM on October 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


with parents that cool, the kid is going to end up an investment banker.
posted by b1tr0t at 1:44 PM on October 2, 2011 [9 favorites]


Nice garage, band.

Nice, garage band.
posted by iconomy at 1:45 PM on October 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Every time we reach the end of the internet, it turns out there's a few hundred pages after it.
posted by JHarris at 1:47 PM on October 2, 2011


I just need to the load disk, really.
posted by clavdivs at 1:47 PM on October 2, 2011


I love this family to bits. I have no idea what Command and Conquer is, though. Oh, wow. Looked it up. How have I gone 15 years without hearing of this?
posted by jwhite1979 at 1:47 PM on October 2, 2011


rock and roll cat rocks out!
posted by mrzarquon at 1:50 PM on October 2, 2011


That cat is thinking "I CAN HAZ MAI WITZ BAK PLEEZ!"
posted by Salvor Hardin at 1:52 PM on October 2, 2011


Ummmmm, only one problem.

That synth patch sounds far more like Tyrian than C&C. Just sayin'...

(Link goes to the open source version...)
posted by Samizdata at 1:53 PM on October 2, 2011


Great stuff!

Note, it's a "two car garage band" (just for the record)..

and they do a pretty good job on Hotel California as well.
posted by HuronBob at 1:54 PM on October 2, 2011


+1 for Hapas.
posted by humboldt32 at 1:57 PM on October 2, 2011


That cat is so HUGE and so chill!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 2:05 PM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I just need to the load disk, really.
I'm sorry, I accidentally the load disk.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:07 PM on October 2, 2011


A suburban 'family' sponsored by BC Rich ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIEugBca0aQ&feature=related ).


ROCK AND ROLL!
posted by titus-g at 2:29 PM on October 2, 2011


ed: not Saying they aren't good at what they do.

But you know, Joe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=795sG19cPmU&feature=related
posted by titus-g at 2:36 PM on October 2, 2011


I have no idea what Command and Conquer is, though.

There have been a couple of good versions, but EA has pretty consistently screwed up a good franchise by forcing the various teams to ship new iterations before they were really ready. It's not well-loved because they milked it to death.

If you're interested in classic gaming, the first couple installments are an interesting stop; I personally think C&C 1 is a much better game than its main competition, Warcraft. But for the most part, if you just skip the whole franchise, you're not missing much. It was mismanaged into irrelevance.
posted by Malor at 2:41 PM on October 2, 2011


More Joe (son of a steelworker, y'know) Django in Paris

(not a criticism, just an alternative)
posted by titus-g at 2:52 PM on October 2, 2011


DO HELL MARCH DO HELL MARCH DO HELL MARCH.

Oh wait.

God bless you interwebz.
posted by jng at 3:07 PM on October 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


There have been a couple of good versions, but EA has pretty consistently screwed up a good franchise by forcing the various teams to ship new iterations before they were really ready. It's not well-loved because they milked it to death.

Is there a consensus on when the crap started? I played the 95 edition of CNC1/Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert (and the expansions - Counterstrike and Aftermath?), but didn't make it past that. And while their backstories were awesome world-building, I thought the ones after RA sounded kind of ludicrous.
posted by spaceman_spiff at 3:57 PM on October 2, 2011


Okay, these guys are actually pretty damned impressive for a family garage band; the other videos say that the kids have been playing Guitar Hero and Rock Band for years, but only started playing real guitar & drums and taking lessons as of a year ago (although it sounds like they were doing Pro Guitar and Drums when those came out with RB3). Considering how a lot of the songs they are covering are in RB/GH, I can believe it.

If so, then those rhythm games may quietly be responsible for a resurgence of technical chops and musicianship in our youth, especially considering the two decades of slashed or non-existent music education funding in our schools.
posted by hincandenza at 4:09 PM on October 2, 2011


A friend's dad had a computer business in his basement with lots of networked computers and so as kids we used go over to his house and play the early C&C games. His dad loved those games too, for the strategy and I think the aesthetics, and always had the fastest computer to play them on. When he died recently we wanted to remember him by replaying those games, but Windows since 2003 hasn't shipped with an IPX stack, so we were unable to play them.
posted by Joe Chip at 4:14 PM on October 2, 2011


Nice family.

Is the drum set the kid's banging on a(n electronic) drum kit, or a cut-down drum set?
posted by porpoise at 5:56 PM on October 2, 2011


I was going to comment on the cat too. But man, in the epilogue they mention how the kid started playing Command & Conquer when he was four. Kind of mindblowing.
posted by delmoi at 9:31 PM on October 2, 2011


Joe Chip, there is a "10 years of C &C" collection that gives you every version up to Generals in an XP playable format.
posted by Megafly at 11:28 PM on October 2, 2011


Holy cats, best family ever.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:40 PM on October 2, 2011


Clicked for cat. Got cat. Satisfied customer.
posted by bicyclefish at 12:00 AM on October 3, 2011


If I ever have to direct a rock video, I'm putting a cat on an amp next to a drum kit. Also, dad's guitar would have been over the top, were it not for dad's mustache.
posted by GameDesignerBen at 5:09 AM on October 3, 2011


The cat is probably lounging on the amp due to the heat. Still, my cat would shun the room when the amp was on.
posted by ersatz at 5:12 AM on October 3, 2011


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