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June 21, 2012 7:17 AM   Subscribe


 
Cheap rip off of the genius and wholly original Jud Jud.
posted by to sir with millipedes at 7:30 AM on June 21, 2012


I feel like a dork after watching that.
posted by swift at 7:34 AM on June 21, 2012


Blasphemous.
posted by jbickers at 7:36 AM on June 21, 2012


Do Tom Sawyer. I dare you.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:41 AM on June 21, 2012


First of all, it's Y-Y-Zed
posted by dismas at 7:54 AM on June 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


a capella 2112 in its entirety, svp
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 8:08 AM on June 21, 2012


There really SHOULD be a channel devoted to this.
posted by absalom at 8:14 AM on June 21, 2012


At first I was all, "what the hell? that's not how you spell a cappella. dammit internet, stop being stupid!"

And then I was all, "yup, that's acrapella, alright".
posted by hippybear at 8:17 AM on June 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


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posted by double block and bleed at 8:24 AM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


This one uses instruments, but only one musician.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 8:26 AM on June 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


What can this piece of shit video be?
When I play it, it gives forth a sound
It's got pixels that vibrate and give ... music, not really
What the fuck this thing be that I found?
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:27 AM on June 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


If this was a live performance, done by a full a cappella group, it would already have need to be pretty masterfully done order to be enjoyable. As it is...

That said: It absolutely is what it says on the tin. It's sort of like the "shreds" videos, but not at all funny.
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:29 AM on June 21, 2012


Oh....

Why did I watch that?
Why was I laughing at it?
Oh God help me. Please
posted by mule98J at 8:42 AM on June 21, 2012


Did they really have to bother pointing out *which* song was being covered?
posted by obscurator at 9:16 AM on June 21, 2012


hoo boy. Wow, so I love Rush beyond all reason, and my boyfriend's in an a capella group and I was so hoping for a perfect storm of things I love to the point of ridiculousness.

... instead, I am left sort of sad and unhappy and with a bad taste in my ears.
posted by FritoKAL at 9:29 AM on June 21, 2012


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If you only watched for 15 seconds, you didn't even get out of the introduction to the song. When it gets to the real body of the piece is when it gets really acrapelltastic.
posted by hippybear at 9:30 AM on June 21, 2012


In celebration of the new Rush album I'm going Galt for the next hour.
posted by charred husk at 10:08 AM on June 21, 2012


JESUS YOU GUYS THIS WAS FUNNY
posted by odinsdream at 10:22 AM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


In celebration of the new Rush album I'm going Galt for the next hour.

Oh, grow out of that attitude. The band did decades ago, time for you to catch up.
posted by hippybear at 10:31 AM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Here's a marching band from Michigan playing the same song.
Next, Tom Sawyer.
And another high school marching band from Ohio, playing Spirit of Radio.
The UMass Lowell marching band salutes "The Music of Rush".
A high school marching band from Texas plays a medley (incl. 2112).

Is this a thing? This is not the youtube rabbit hole I expected to go down today.
posted by metaman livingblog at 11:10 AM on June 21, 2012


Is this a thing?

After 40+ years of Rush being a band making music, the band leaders probably grew up listening to Rush and are passing it along to younger generations.

I support this idea. The last few Rush shows I've gone to, I've sometimes seen 3 generations attending the show as one big enthusiastic family group. That's pretty awesome, if you ask me.
posted by hippybear at 11:18 AM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Although a cursory glance at the internet suggests that these bands are doing arrangements by the students themselves. I guess that's a great project for an aspiring music student.
posted by hippybear at 11:22 AM on June 21, 2012


Oh damn, that Texas HS band kicked ass.
posted by Ber at 12:07 PM on June 21, 2012


I want to use this for on-hold music before conference calls.
posted by bitdamaged at 12:31 PM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Based on the tone of voice, nuance, and unbridled enthusiasm for mouth-guitaring (for lack of a better term) YYZ, I have to imagine that someone somehow planted a microphone near me while I was listening to YYZ through headphones, because this is EXACTLY how it would sound to a listener in the room.
posted by ShutterBun at 2:01 PM on June 21, 2012


Shut up, Beavis.
posted by O Blitiri at 4:14 PM on June 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I don't know if it's Peartinent, but you can bet your Lifeson I'm pretty Geddy right now.
posted by Renoroc at 5:54 PM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


May be an unpopular opinion, but I totally laughed at this.
posted by Golfhaus at 6:36 PM on June 21, 2012


I loved when the bass came in at 1:48 or so.
posted by Bugbread at 8:59 PM on June 21, 2012


Gets annoying after a while
posted by DanCall at 12:51 AM on June 22, 2012


Oh lord metaman, your links are giving me flashbacks to my time playing tenor sax in HS marching band. Memorizing 10 minutes+ of music, with 100+ movement coordinates, and wearing a giant hat with a feather in it... dear lord.

That and my brother was one of the biggest Rush fans ever. He bought a drum kit with his money he made building PCs before he bought a car.
posted by Drumhellz at 1:17 AM on June 22, 2012


hippybear:
"Oh, grow out of that attitude. The band did decades ago, time for you to catch up."
Hey, allow a guy to poke fun at those he loves. I was shimmering with excitement when the new album came out. The Galt joke was just because I was going to listen to it over my lunch break.
posted by charred husk at 6:04 AM on June 22, 2012


That's cool, charred husk. The whole Rand thing gets brought up in every single Rush thread here, and it's kind of a knee jerk reaction with me. We're cool.

(I took the new album in to work earlier this week and played it four times in the warehouse during the work day instead of the death metal CDs that others insist on playing. It was sweet!)
posted by hippybear at 9:44 AM on June 22, 2012


What, no Dokaka yet?
posted by moonmilk at 5:22 PM on June 22, 2012


These guys found the thread, because they totally just tweeted @ my twitter account to say I summed up the video best.

... not sure how I feel. (possibly though this is due to being in my car for 11 hours)
posted by FritoKAL at 12:47 AM on June 23, 2012


Of the op's link, I'll just say my buddies and I had better vocal drumming chops by the 6th grade.

As for the marching bands, the texas band was good, I'll admit, but was that can-can dancing during the Temples of Syrinx? This dude cannot abide.

For my money, the umass lowell group had far superior interpretation and orchestration--The Camera Eye in less than four minutes and with all its grandeur intact! Thanks, metaman and ericbop.
posted by dust of the stars at 6:32 AM on June 23, 2012


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