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I used to have a t-shirt from KFOG in SF back in the 80's that said "Use an accordian, go to Jail." I think that applies here.
posted by aacheson at 5:06 PM on February 5, 2012


Wow, the Monkey Island theme is perfect for the accordion.
posted by Malor at 5:25 PM on February 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


There was a guy in Paris who played Bach's Toccata in D on an accordion. I was impressed.
posted by leotrotsky at 5:25 PM on February 5, 2012


Here's a tube of it.
posted by leotrotsky at 5:26 PM on February 5, 2012 [5 favorites]


Something's missing from that Take on Me cover. Like five North Koreans.
posted by bicyclefish at 5:47 PM on February 5, 2012 [5 favorites]


"When I'm 64" works really well.
posted by kenko at 5:54 PM on February 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Those Darn Accordions do a pretty good Baba O'Riley. Not as good as their cover of the Perry Mason Theme, but I couldn't find that one.
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 5:59 PM on February 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Here.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 6:07 PM on February 5, 2012


Wow, that button accordion rawks the Nirvana.
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:18 PM on February 5, 2012


Leotrotsky, that Toccata and Fugue was pretty damn awesome.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 6:18 PM on February 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I had a semi-rough day and watching the guy rock out to "When I'm 64" made me smile.
posted by book 'em dano at 6:32 PM on February 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'd say that Those Darn Accordions also do an excellent "Devil Went Down to Georgia" cover too, with appropriately modified lyrics, no less.
posted by DoctorFedora at 6:53 PM on February 5, 2012


The kid doing the Bohemian Rhapsody like really gets into it.
posted by KeSetAffinityThread at 7:03 PM on February 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pikers.
posted by pjern at 7:08 PM on February 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Los Colorados. That is all.
posted by ob1quixote at 7:20 PM on February 5, 2012 [10 favorites]


Oh god, now I'm so happy I made this post, ob1quixote! That was so funny and so well made!
posted by Tarumba at 7:25 PM on February 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


It really doesn't get much better than Uwe Steger...It Don't Mean a Thing (if it ain't got that swing.) The accordion is digital, which is why the bellows don't move,
posted by Quasimike at 7:46 PM on February 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Libertango.

5-row button accordions are the dog's bollocks: I play one myself, though not as well as these guys.
posted by raygirvan at 7:55 PM on February 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


here's a cover of bad romance i always liked.
posted by camdan at 8:12 PM on February 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Holy crap, Los Colorados. I saw that video once and could never find it again, because I didn't know the name of the band. And moreover, it's beginning to lift me up out of this post-superbowl feeling that society is grotesque and completely unjustifiable and should be wiped from the earth.
posted by Jon_Evil at 8:27 PM on February 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Camdan: The facial expressions really make that one, along with the little hip shake the accordionist gives near the end. Those are amusing people.
posted by leotrotsky at 8:42 PM on February 5, 2012


Monkey Island theme is one of my favourite pieces of music. Never fails to put a smile on my face.
posted by curious nu at 9:04 PM on February 5, 2012


Most of these are great, but the Poker (Polka) Face one is painful. Jesus, lady, just stick to the original melody.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 9:08 PM on February 5, 2012


ob1quixote, you just made my night.
posted by BungaDunga at 9:24 PM on February 5, 2012


Oh c'mon, a whole post on accordian covers and no link to Joey? He was doing this SECOND man, I tells ya... (First was, of course... the master himself... Weird Al...)

Sigh. Dang kids today - no sense of history. Now get off my lawn, dammit!
posted by jkaczor at 10:11 PM on February 5, 2012


Needs a [:||||:] tag.
posted by dmit at 12:52 AM on February 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


Tetris (remix)
posted by criticalbill at 1:21 AM on February 6, 2012


Super Mario Bros Theme
posted by criticalbill at 1:27 AM on February 6, 2012


Some of these just seem kind of noveltyish to me, but "When I'm 64" is really neat - it sounds like it was made for the accordion.
posted by Flunkie at 2:07 AM on February 6, 2012


Jurassic Park theme on melodica

Yeah, okay, I'll show myself out. (It was a parody of this I imagine.)
posted by Rhomboid at 3:59 AM on February 6, 2012


What, no Boba Fett?

This post is great even though it is tip-of-the-iceberg considering how accordion covers of pop and video game music are blooming on youtube. But I confess I'm just jealous that I didn't make one!
posted by yoHighness at 6:50 AM on February 6, 2012


Missed the best one: l'anarchie pour le uk
posted by evilDoug at 7:27 AM on February 6, 2012


Thank you SO FREAKING MUCH for all of this. Especially Los Colorados!!!!
posted by dorgla at 9:50 AM on February 6, 2012


I was told there would be some Weird Al.
posted by herbplarfegan at 11:54 AM on February 6, 2012


Holy Light (Stratovarius)
posted by ikalliom at 11:59 AM on February 6, 2012


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