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"Skeet Spirit: A Crunk Tribute to Radiohead" by DJ Gyngyvytus.
September 2, 2006 8:03 PM   Subscribe

"Skeet Spirit: A Crunk Tribute to Radiohead" by DJ Gyngyvytus. And it's free!
posted by JPowers (57 comments total)

 
Radiodread - a reggae tribute to OK Computer. And it streams online!
posted by jonson at 8:06 PM on September 2, 2006


Rodeohead - a hillbilly tribute to Radiohead - and the MP3 streams online!
posted by jonson at 8:09 PM on September 2, 2006


Man, Hard N Phirm rocks.
posted by boo_radley at 8:11 PM on September 2, 2006


By the way, "free" is about what all three of these are worth, IMHO
posted by jonson at 8:18 PM on September 2, 2006


dis!
posted by boo_radley at 8:18 PM on September 2, 2006


Also: who knew I hated crunk music?

I mean, besides me. I certainly knew.
posted by jonson at 8:36 PM on September 2, 2006


i've only got one question ... fast or impulse tracker?

(no, that's unfair ... i've heard tons of mods that were better than this)
posted by pyramid termite at 8:43 PM on September 2, 2006


I refuse to listen to Radiohead, and any variant thereof. It's a red flag, to me, when one listens to Radiohead. It glamourises depression, relishes in one's being trapped in a snake-filled pit of low mood, covering bites and venom with glitter and shine until it's something that every fan aspires to.

Imagine yourself in a wooden classroom, with desks made from trees that died long ago in the name of learning but serve now to do little but hold the names of those who have run the gauntlet before etched in ballpoint pen. A dusty window, dusty desks, clouds of dust stirring in the air as a result of your presence. Everything seems filtered through a sepia lens, colours all averaged until all has the same yellow-orange tint to it, reflecting the deadness of your perception and the blandness of your heart.

The scene is disturbed by a song, notes and melodies crawling under the shut door like spiders that want to entrap you in their silken robe. It's not alarming, it seems part of the way things should be; Radiohead, creeping under the door and down your spine, unnoticed because it fits the scene so perfectly, yet gradually binding your arms and legs until you are powerless to move and are trapped in that room.

That's why I refuse to listen to Radiohead. It's the tune you play by the fire while you sit in your living room entertaining demons.
posted by kfx at 8:44 PM on September 2, 2006 [12 favorites]


jonson : "By the way, 'free' is about what all three of these are worth, IMHO"

I dunno, I dug both Radiodread and Rodeohead. Still downloading the Crunk, so I dunno yet.
posted by Bugbread at 8:55 PM on September 2, 2006


kfx : "That's why I refuse to listen to Radiohead. It's the tune you play by the fire while you sit in your living room entertaining demons."

I like Radiohead, but I don't see that it's all so depressing. Perhaps if you're big into lyrics, then, yes, but I generally listen to the sounds of vocals and ignore the words themselves. From a musical standpoint, Radiohead isn't particularly depressing. Mellow, perhaps, but not downer.
posted by Bugbread at 8:57 PM on September 2, 2006


It's the tune you play by the fire while you sit in your living room entertaining demons.

That sounds awesome. It almost makes me wish I didn't hate radio head.
posted by dersins at 8:59 PM on September 2, 2006


The only depressing thing about Radiohead is that so many people think they're a good band.
posted by dobbs at 9:10 PM on September 2, 2006


Metafilter: Your favorite band sucks even more in cross-genre covers.
posted by hifiparasol at 9:17 PM on September 2, 2006 [1 favorite]


Well, the demons in my head demand Radiohead, so I don't get to choose. But at least it's better than that time they asked for Kenny Loggins.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 9:18 PM on September 2, 2006 [1 favorite]


How did this turn into the shit-on-radiohead thread? At least they try and be innovative in their music, much more than 90% of music can say. dobbs/dersins/kfx/etc: YOUR FAVORITE BAND SUCKS!
posted by Mach5 at 9:19 PM on September 2, 2006


At least they try and be innovative in their music

Dude, they're just a prog-rock band.

dobbs/dersins/kfx/etc: YOUR FAVORITE BAND SUCKS

Actually, no, they don't.

fyi.
posted by dersins at 9:39 PM on September 2, 2006


Rockabye Baby - Lullabye Renditions of Radiohead - also streamable in IE. I didn't listen to the others but I liked this one.
posted by smackfu at 9:49 PM on September 2, 2006


I don't like crunked music, but I listened and appreciated what GJ Gyngyvytus was doing.
posted by Matt Oneiros at 10:20 PM on September 2, 2006


That's why I refuse to listen to Radiohead. It's the tune you play by the fire while you sit in your living room entertaining demons.

Oh for Christ's sake.
posted by jokeefe at 10:34 PM on September 2, 2006


The really sad thing about kfx's complaint is that with writing like that, he could be Thom Yorke's BFF no problem.

But there will be no BFF for Yorke, not here, not today.

:(
posted by Salmonberry at 10:36 PM on September 2, 2006


At least they try and be innovative in their music, much more than 90% of music can say.

So? Since when does innovation = good?

IMHO, Radiohead was a decent band before they got on the innovation for innovation's sake tip (circa Kid A) and stopped writing good songs.
posted by docgonzo at 10:48 PM on September 2, 2006


Back to the actual topic at hand...

As somebody who likes and understands crunk reasonably well, I think I can say that this is an extremely poor example of the genre. Neither Thom nor Lil Jon would be proud.

It's sort of cute as weird little techno oddities ("snaps out" is sort of quirkily quaint), but like pyramid termite, I think the kid should have just released the .it file.
posted by dihutenosa at 11:07 PM on September 2, 2006


wow! for someone who refuses to listen to radiohead, kfx sure knows a lot about their music! how does he do that?
posted by sergeant sandwich at 11:20 PM on September 2, 2006


You'd think the demons would be more into Dio-era Sabbath. Or at least something lame enough to explain why god won't let them back into Heaven.

Regarding the crunk radiohead, I saw this a while ago when it hit At Ease. I still don't know whether to laugh at the whole thing or cry. The song titles, at least, make me laugh.

Regarding the "depressing" thing: I don't find them depressing. I find them uplifting (particularly in person). Besides, when did "happy" become necessary? Must all bands aspire to be The Polyphonic Spree? The Flaming Lips? Must everyone be that joyous?

One man's depressing is another man's not-so-depressing.

For the people who dislike them: At least you don't need to worry about them getting much radio play these days!
posted by sparkletone at 11:49 PM on September 2, 2006


I did not enjoy this music, so I deleted it. Such is the way of my people.
posted by facetious at 12:10 AM on September 3, 2006


This thread is depressing.
posted by sveskemus at 12:12 AM on September 3, 2006


Metafilter: This thread is depressing.
posted by sparkletone at 12:13 AM on September 3, 2006


The really sad thing about kfx's complaint is that with writing like that, he could be Thom Yorke's BFF no problem.

I think it's possible that he IS Thom Yorke, and that he's just messing with us. Huh, Thom? You can tell us, honest.
posted by jokeefe at 12:15 AM on September 3, 2006


Second thought regarding radiohead being depressing: You know. I honestly find Kevin Federline and Paris Hilton far more depressing as musicians.
posted by sparkletone at 12:17 AM on September 3, 2006


jokeefe: Methinks you have never seen Thom Yorke's manner of typing.
posted by sparkletone at 12:19 AM on September 3, 2006


kfx, you are so fucking deep, man.
posted by GriffX at 12:25 AM on September 3, 2006


Where are all you people that are so vocal about apparent 'bad' music when we need you? Where are you when Linkin Park, Nickelback and Papa Roach fill the airwaves? (And I guarantee you that more people listen to that bile than to Radiohead.)

Please, complain about truly awful music. Just know that claiming Radiohead contributes nothing to the world of music will, more often than not, get you laughed at.
posted by RobertFrost at 1:04 AM on September 3, 2006


I actually like strange, often bad covers. But this is awful.
posted by fatllama at 2:10 AM on September 3, 2006


Well, at least this morning I've found out I don't like 'crunk' or Radiohead, which I already knew. A dislike which, I guess I'll admit, has been based more on a sneering disregard of the people I used to encounter in school who were 'into' Radiohead, people who were pretty uncool and unhip to what was really going on in music but thought wearing a Radiohead t-shirt or whatever was the ultimate badge of coolness and hipness.
But I started a new job, in Oxford ironically, and inherited a computer onto which the previous drone had uploaded some of this Radiohead, and I must therefore also admit that occasionally a track has snuck into my own listening, something droney and instrumental and I've thought, wait a minute, what's that, it sounds pretty good... and it's been Radiohead.
Indeed I've had to feign an interest and knowledge of the band, to help make conversation with a RH-obsessed colleague, who also of late has become obsessed with the Tom York solo album, which I've heard more than enough of both in his car and, when he's jonesing and just can't help himself, in the office; enough to say that it's not terrible either.
But still, there are many, many better things you should be listening to, even among the sorry state of contemporary British music.
posted by Flashman at 2:19 AM on September 3, 2006


Flashman : "A dislike which, I guess I'll admit, has been based more on a sneering disregard of the people I used to encounter in school who were 'into' Radiohead"

Radiohead fanboys are the greatest cause of Radiohead anti-fanboys. They're a decent band, with some really good tunes. However, every time someone praises them as the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ the Ever Living, they're just throwing gasoline on someone else's small smoldering ember of "didn't like them all that much", turning it into a great pillar of hateflame.
posted by Bugbread at 2:34 AM on September 3, 2006


I've had the Rodeohead version for quite some time now, and I like it. I've always snuck a bit of bluegrass into my playlists because it's so damn spiffy and cheerful, and combining the two was hilarious :)

And yeah, Radiohead is one of my favourite bands (along with Powderfinger) - and I don't give a shit about what snarky people on the internet may think of it. I always wear headphones anyway, so if anyone has anything against my taste in music, it can't possibly be because it's ruining their day.
posted by flippant at 3:36 AM on September 3, 2006


I'm sorry, I feel I need to clear something up: I don't think Radiohead is bad. I have listened to a lot of Radiohead. The reason I made the statements above is precisely because it is such potent music that I have no quarter for it. I personally find it depressing in a way unequaled by any other artist out there, is all.
posted by kfx at 5:02 AM on September 3, 2006


Where are all you people that are so vocal about apparent 'bad' music when we need you? Where are you when Linkin Park, Nickelback and Papa Roach fill the airwaves?

We don't listen to that shit either. I couldn't name or hum a single song by any of those bands.

At least they try and be innovative in their music, much more than 90% of music can say.

If you're expecting more than 5% of anything to be good, you're kidding yourself. Radiohead may be better than 90% of the shit recorded today but that doesn't mean it's good or worth listening to. Do you honestly judge art by what it's better than--that's how you decide what to listen to, read, or look at?

Here's a tip: turn off your radio.

PS: Yorke did write the best song ever about masturbation but that was a long time ago and they've never equaled it, imo.
posted by dobbs at 6:59 AM on September 3, 2006


sparkletone writes "Second thought regarding radiohead being depressing: You know. I honestly find Kevin Federline and Paris Hilton far more depressing as musicians."

Actually just the fact that those two are allowed anywhere near a studio is depressing.
posted by clevershark at 7:26 AM on September 3, 2006


However, every time someone praises them as the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ the Ever Living, they're just throwing gasoline on someone else's small smoldering ember of "didn't like them all that much", turning it into a great pillar of hateflame.

So radiohead is the Apple of music?
posted by delmoi at 7:59 AM on September 3, 2006 [1 favorite]


No, delmoi, Radiohead are just the Moody Blues for a new millennium.
posted by dersins at 8:03 AM on September 3, 2006


I couldn't download it, but reading the thread it doesn't seem I should be sorry for that
posted by matteo at 8:13 AM on September 3, 2006


YEE-AY-UH!

OKAY!

SNAP YO FINGAHLS!
posted by exlotuseater at 8:36 AM on September 3, 2006


Since somebody brought it up, make sure you catch K-Fed's new video. Suddenly, your favorite band doesn't suck so much anymore.
posted by fungible at 8:42 AM on September 3, 2006


It's not the band I hate, it's their fans.
posted by bayliss at 9:19 AM on September 3, 2006


Metafilter: your favorite band's fans suck.
posted by casarkos at 9:31 AM on September 3, 2006


I hate people who hate on other people's tastes in music.

That said, this wasn't very good.

Also, ever fucking heard of Bittorrent? Christ.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:42 AM on September 3, 2006


The reggae tribute was pretty cool, though. Thanks, jonson!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:44 AM on September 3, 2006


jokeefe: Methinks you have never seen Thom Yorke's manner of typing.

no t tru, sparkl etone

Ive seen itlots.

jkf

xx
posted by jokeefe at 11:11 AM on September 3, 2006


PS: Yorke did write the best song ever about masturbation but that was a long time ago and they've never equaled it, imo.

You seriously believe that Thinking About You is better than something like Pyramid Song?

Wait, I don't actually want to have this argument... never mind.
posted by jokeefe at 11:13 AM on September 3, 2006


Metafilter: Your favorite band sucks even more in cross-genre covers.

Metafilter: your favorite band's fans suck.


it can all be boiled down to our three-word motto:

MetaFilter: you suck
posted by matteo at 11:21 AM on September 3, 2006


I haven't listened to this, but it was worth clicking just to see the title "talk show hoes."

And Radiohead-bashing is hilarious!
posted by ludwig_van at 12:28 PM on September 3, 2006


Do you honestly judge art by what it's better than

I see your point, but at the same time, isn't that how humans judge anything? We need to look at things relative to eachother in order to gauge their "positions".
posted by Stauf at 8:58 AM on September 4, 2006


meh. Pretty Flowers are better.
posted by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson at 7:35 PM on September 4, 2006


how does one pronounce Gyngyvytus?
I wanna be able to say 'DJ Gyngyvytus sucks.'
posted by carsonb at 12:08 AM on September 5, 2006


carsonb writes "how does one pronounce Gyngyvytus?"

Presumably "gingivitis", like the gum disease.
posted by Bugbread at 5:41 AM on September 5, 2006


Because his music leaves such a bad taste in your mouth.
posted by Flashman at 12:32 PM on September 7, 2006


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