Flute (and kazoo) covers
October 29, 2016 3:30 PM   Subscribe

 
This is way worse than The Shaggs. And why does the Prince cover of "When Doves Cry" have a photo of Michael Jackson with a recorder in his mouth? Can someone please un-invent the internet?
posted by kozad at 3:40 PM on October 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


I held it down to giggling until I played the Africa one and then I actually cried.
posted by WidgetAlley at 3:41 PM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Well played. For the songs by A-ha, Toto, Bee Gees, Queen and ABBA, those are the only versions I can stomach.
posted by uraniumwilly at 3:42 PM on October 29, 2016


It's not a flute. It's a recorder.
posted by Talez at 3:42 PM on October 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


Also, you missed My Heart Will Go On which first started this meme.
posted by Talez at 3:43 PM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


I have long recognized "Shittyflute" as an alternate term for "Recorder", especially for those like me who grew up with cassette recorders (especially the Craig brand which was the only time I was proud of the first name I dropped in favor of Wendell, but I digress).
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:47 PM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Fipple flute vs. transverse flute.
posted by idiopath at 3:58 PM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


dis is floot
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:58 PM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


DID SOMEONE SAY KAZOO COVERS
posted by cortex at 3:59 PM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Christ, what an asshole.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:02 PM on October 29, 2016


well, it's better than a Gazoo cover.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:27 PM on October 29, 2016


I thought "this is awful, this isn't funny"

30 seconds later I'm laughing so loud I wake up my kids.
posted by French Fry at 5:19 PM on October 29, 2016


20th Century Fox Intro
posted by Pendragon at 5:22 PM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Previously (classical music edition).
posted by Mchelly at 5:32 PM on October 29, 2016


More 20th Century Fox Intro: Kazoo, Kazoo 2 (this one isn't even trying), Flute (sounds more like a tin whistle), Harmonica, Slide Whistle, Clarinet (officially designated 'Fail'), Trombone, Bagpipes, Donald Duck (who is a copyright character of Disney), Kazoo, Tin Whistle, Quena & Bongo and the entire Orchestra of Fail.
Bonus: Universal Studios Intro. YouTube is an incredible resource, isn't it?
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:10 PM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


The y2karlSignal is lighting up.
posted by nims at 6:11 PM on October 29, 2016




lol this is the best ever!
posted by grobertson at 6:49 PM on October 29, 2016


Police - Every Breath You Take 😂
posted by grobertson at 7:10 PM on October 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Listens to Toxic cover, thinks it kinda sums up this whole election season, decided not to cross post it over there because Hodor, going to bed soon.

2016 can't end soon enough.
posted by RolandOfEld at 8:12 PM on October 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


no no no no nooooooooó
posted by HuronBob at 8:30 PM on October 29, 2016


So this is every middle-school "I chose the recorder cause I had to pick an instrument" recital, . . .

[RANDOM KIDS' THOUGHTS] the music sucks because the stoopid music teacher think's she's "rad" and "hip" and "with it", and oh gawd I am getting used to the stage lights and I can't believe my PARENTS are here and oh my god there's Joey, IS HE LOOKING AT ME???? if he sees me with my parents I. WILL. DIE. OK there's the stooopid teacher turning on the CD player. Please let this be over quickly. and one and two and three...

[MUSIC] OH YOU CAN TELL BY THE WAY I USE MY WALK I'M A WOMANS MAN NO TIME TO TALK....

[KIDS' THOUGHTS] AHH geez I fucked up ALL the notes!!

[PARENTS' THOUGHTS] Oh I am soooo prooooooud! I hope she doesn't see me waving!

[JOEY'S THOUGHTS] I am taking violin because I had to choose an instrument and fuuuuck I'm up next and I'm gonna shit . . .
posted by not_on_display at 9:07 PM on October 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


Listened to two. I want my 7 minutes back.
posted by BlueHorse at 9:27 PM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


OMG, oneswellfoop. I now know the 20th Century Fox intro was missing bagpipes all along.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:50 PM on October 29, 2016




i do not understand
posted by hollisimo at 9:58 PM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


ok i went and got high.

now i get it.
posted by hollisimo at 10:00 PM on October 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


Ladies and gentlemen, The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra
posted by whuppy at 5:42 AM on October 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


> Ladies and gentlemen, The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra

2001 Sprach Kazoostra
posted by farlukar at 6:04 AM on October 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


I was expecting something more like this.
posted by beowulf573 at 6:53 AM on October 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure what I was expecting when I started Stayin' Alive, but it wasn't that. Within two bars I had totally lost my shit.
posted by HighLife at 7:23 AM on October 30, 2016


Makes me nostalgic for the melodica.

They do move in herds.
posted by davelog at 7:41 AM on October 30, 2016


Arguably, the best of breed is this Jurassic Park (Melodica Cover).
posted by mochapickle at 8:22 AM on October 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


The other day at lunch I had a long argument with a colleague, about whether kids learning to play the recorder at school is a waste of time. My position was for (you can't really learn music without an instrument, and it's easy and cheap to buy), his was against (it's a stupid instrument, the time would be better spent on sportsball).

I am forwarding videos from this thread in support of my argument.
posted by Dr Dracator at 11:28 AM on October 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


I need to call my mom.
posted by 4ster at 4:57 PM on October 30, 2016


I actually can't listen to more than a few seconds of this at a time because I start uncontrollably laughing until it becomes uncomfortable.
posted by Jpfed at 10:41 PM on October 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


I was really bothered by the cover of More Than A Feeling. For example, in measure 34 the recorder trills when a subtle, decrescendoing vibrato is much more appropriate.
posted by Napoleonic Terrier at 7:57 AM on October 31, 2016


The Doors - Light My Fire
posted by Foci for Analysis at 6:10 AM on November 2, 2016


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