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Thomas Zwijsen performs Nylon Maiden
March 29, 2012 10:23 AM   Subscribe

Thomas Zwijsen performs Nylon Maiden: Aces High, The Trooper, and Wasted Years.
posted by Ardiril (19 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite


That version of wasted years is amazing.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 10:30 AM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

These are awesome.
posted by evisceratordeath at 10:44 AM on March 29, 2012

posted by slogger at 10:52 AM on March 29, 2012

Started singing along to his rendition of Wasted Years in my office, and the guy who was picking up our paper recycling threw up the horns. A Good Day.
posted by Sternmeyer at 10:57 AM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

Excellent, especially Wasted Years, at any rate my favourite Maiden song.
posted by MartinWisse at 11:08 AM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

I really enjoyed that, and boy did it ever send me into a wicked spiral of Maiden downloading.

it's not illegal if you've owned them all on vinyl and/or cassette. And backpatch.
posted by dirtdirt at 11:12 AM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

\m/ \m/
posted by Chuffy at 11:32 AM on March 29, 2012

This is my favorite cover of the Trooper.
posted by Ironmouth at 11:46 AM on March 29, 2012 [3 favorites]

Oh man I thought I was such hot shit when I learned to play the individual guitar parts to Aces High when I was in high school.

I am not other people. I am not other people. I am not other people.
posted by Space Coyote at 12:51 PM on March 29, 2012

posted by humboldt32 at 1:41 PM on March 29, 2012

Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon for Classical Guitar
posted by BobsterLobster at 1:58 PM on March 29, 2012


I almost drove into a tree when I heard this version of Wasted Years used as interstitial music on NPR on a Saturday afternoon.
posted by stargell at 2:03 PM on March 29, 2012 [3 favorites]

At 2:40 of The Trooper—wow. And is that a cat eating a guitar string in the split-screen of Wasted Years? Dangerous!
posted by stargell at 2:11 PM on March 29, 2012

Love the guitar + violin version of Wasted Love.

Trying to load the guy's website but keep getting redirected to a Russian site :(
posted by brokkr at 2:55 PM on March 29, 2012

Dream Theater - Through Her Eyes

WTF is going on here? Not only does he play a mean guitar, he also lured a great singer and a good violinist into doing acoustic covers of metal songs. And he knows someone with nice cameras and video editing chops.

I'm jealous.
posted by brokkr at 3:04 PM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

argh, that's fantastic. I started trying to learn "Run to the Hills" on classical guitar, gave up and ended up turning it into a weird hybrid with "Can't Help Myself". I can console myself with the fact that it wouldn't be as skilled as this version anyway.
posted by dubold at 3:10 PM on March 29, 2012

posted by clvrmnky at 6:44 PM on March 29, 2012

Way better than it has any right to be. So much potential for being terrible and he managed to pull off making the material fit the instrument beautifully.
posted by thecjm at 7:37 PM on March 29, 2012

This is the second bit of fantastic metal-to-classical conversion I've heard in as many weeks. First there was this video of a pianist playing Mastodon's Leviathan in its entirety.
posted by Maaik at 7:24 AM on March 30, 2012

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