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January 7, 2012 6:36 AM   Subscribe

Singing Prodigy Viva Vox do a selection of tunes by the Prodigy, acapella. (YT)
posted by ironjelly (16 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Ugh. They need to change their pitch up.
posted by erniepan at 7:30 AM on January 7, 2012 [10 favorites]


This could easily induce a grand mal seizure.
posted by HuronBob at 7:33 AM on January 7, 2012


I think my pill is kicking back in.
posted by empath at 8:15 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is the strongest argument for autotune I've heard in months.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 8:21 AM on January 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


It does sound slightly out of tune at times. Is that the singers making mistakes? Or is it that the original song didn't have the right harmonies, because some elements like beats and shouting weren't supposed to be in tune?

(Tin-eared non-musician here).
posted by TheophileEscargot at 9:21 AM on January 7, 2012



Out of Space
No Good.
Smack My Bitch Up
Omen
Firestarter
Breathe
posted by empath at 10:19 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mostly I kept watching to see if they did a good job of the sample of Anne Dudley saying "Hey!" in Firestarter. They didn't.
posted by aubilenon at 11:52 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


You gotta admit, their Rammstein cover ain't bad.
posted by greatgefilte at 12:57 PM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


what is this, a choir for good looking people only?
posted by wilful at 3:18 PM on January 7, 2012


I was hopin' there was a a type and you left out the "le".
posted by Seamus at 3:42 PM on January 7, 2012


"a a type" = "a typo"

I was wishin' I could type.
Wishin' and a hopin' . . .
posted by Seamus at 3:44 PM on January 7, 2012


Listening to music you like covered a Capella is like seeing your favorite painting duplicated entirely with different shades of poop. You love the material, but you wish you could just hate the execution out of existence.
posted by 1adam12 at 4:27 PM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I appreciate the skill, and get that a lot of folks really dig this stuff, but all vocal arrangements of pop songs sound like The Manhattan Transfer to me. All chorus and strange voice noises. Oh well.
posted by clvrmnky at 5:54 PM on January 7, 2012


I enjoyed it. Not perfect, but lots of fun.
posted by harriet vane at 7:44 PM on January 7, 2012


Oh well. Could be worse.
posted by aubilenon at 12:54 AM on January 8, 2012


Oh my god, that's the funky shit.

what is this, a choir for good looking people only?

About 2 minutes in I was thinking exactly the same thing. I was also thinking that their light show is probably more hyperkinetic than that of an actual Prodigy show. (I was wrong about the second part.)
posted by ShutterBun at 5:01 AM on January 8, 2012


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