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May 22, 2014 4:52 AM   Subscribe

The Back to the Future theme, played by disk drives.
posted by nthdegx (16 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sounds like 8-bit played through a speaker that's inches from blowing out. Amazing.
posted by doctornecessiter at 5:33 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


The pinnacle of nerdiness has been achieved. We can turn out the lights and go home now.
posted by zardoz at 5:57 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


There is only one Back to the Future theme and that is 'gonna back in time!' sung rapid fire in an irritating high pitch voice. Preferably in an elevator next to Michael J Fox.
posted by ian1977 at 6:24 AM on May 22 [2 favorites]


1.44 Megabytes!
posted by phaedon at 6:36 AM on May 22 [8 favorites]


Oh, honey, he's teasing you. Nobody has two floppy drives.
posted by stltony at 6:49 AM on May 22 [6 favorites]


Outstanding title.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:17 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Here's another guy doing this sort of thing, with approximately the same mix of video game music, classical pieces, and movie soundtracks. I'm convinced this is the way the Mortal Kombat Theme was meant to be experienced.
posted by Copronymus at 8:32 AM on May 22


Came to commend title.
posted by nathancaswell at 8:43 AM on May 22


I don't know why but I feel like few other songs would have translated into this medium as well. Classy choice.
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:10 AM on May 22


I love this sort of thing! I dig that this one is portable too!

There's also Imperial March on Floppy (controlled by Arduino), Tainted Love on disk drive (with guest vocals from Marc Almond), and of course Yakety Sax (Benny Hill Theme) on Dot Matrix Printer.
posted by TwoWordReview at 9:13 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


I'm convinced this is the way the Mortal Kombat Theme was meant to be experienced.

Did I hear a dotmatrix printer in there for the "MORTAL COMMMMBATTTTTT!" portion of his interpretation? I swear I did.
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:16 AM on May 22


Shit like this never fails to convince me that if the true nerds of the world ever take a dislike to society and somehow banded together they could instigate a apocalypse of unimaginable proportions with nothing more than a 1994 Dodge Caravan, two busted Sega Genesis consoles, copious amounts of mountain dew, and a few breadboards.
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:23 AM on May 22


That was terrific. I felt like I was about to play some shareware adaptation of the film from 1994 and had let the opening titles stay on because it was too enjoyable to interrupt them to start the game.
posted by gadge emeritus at 9:27 AM on May 22


I'm sure this has been here before, but I still like this one.
posted by DesbaratsDays at 10:00 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


I'm convinced this is the way the Mortal Kombat Theme was meant to be experienced.

Well, if you can't experience it like these two guys in Central Park did, yeah, hearing it on floppy drive is the way to go.
posted by radwolf76 at 1:02 PM on May 22


I would be totally into an Anamanaguchi style band that played with this thing live on stage.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 5:17 AM on May 23


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