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Daft Punk, a capella. That is all.
posted by piratebowling (43 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ
posted by empath at 6:09 AM on February 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


A+

Just wish those chicks in the front would shut the hell up and listen.
posted by voltairemodern at 6:12 AM on February 14, 2007


It's impossible for a capella groupie chicks to shut up and listen. They are a pestilence on college campuses everywhere.
posted by pmbuko at 6:21 AM on February 14, 2007


Bitches Ain't Shit - A Cappella
posted by SirOmega at 6:23 AM on February 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


The FPP is so poorly recorded that it's not really even worth a look but SirOmega's link is excellent!
posted by dobbs at 6:27 AM on February 14, 2007


this represents everything that is wrong with youtube posts
posted by caddis at 6:32 AM on February 14, 2007


There are acapella groupie chicks?
posted by empath at 6:44 AM on February 14, 2007


this represents everything that is right with youtube posts
posted by basicchannel at 6:52 AM on February 14, 2007


I love my Daft Punk, but that Bitches Ain't Shit video blew it away. Awesome. If only for the better sound quality.
posted by GuyZero at 7:03 AM on February 14, 2007


Plus, the guy on the end is wearing a Domo Kun hoodie. Sweeeet.
posted by dreamsign at 7:04 AM on February 14, 2007


That blond guy in the middle can't stop the boogie.

that Bitches Ain't Shit video blew it away


The domo hoodie was a nice retro touch.
posted by srboisvert at 7:06 AM on February 14, 2007


4 a cappella versions of the "Such Great Heights". youtube contains multitudes.
posted by gwint at 7:08 AM on February 14, 2007


Good Lord - the BAS vid is trés awesome. The a cappella version of the Zelda theme will always rock my dork heart in some all-conquering way, however.
posted by RokkitNite at 7:19 AM on February 14, 2007


If you'll forgive an abrupt change of genre, Tchaikovskiy's "1812 Overture", a cappella (except for the arty in the final measures, perforce).
posted by pax digita at 7:20 AM on February 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Eh, I could do better in one take, with no rehearses. The singer's voice is not robotic enough. I used to try to get the a capella groups at Cornell to do some non-traditional material, like Tool's Prison Sex, Jimi's Star-Spangled Banner, NWA's Fuck the Police, NIN's Closer. I had no takers. We could have revolutionized things. I mean, Christ, how many times can you listen to "Fields of Gold" or that stupid "Enormous Penis" song?
posted by Eideteker at 7:21 AM on February 14, 2007


Daft Punk is playing at my house, my house
I'll show you the ropes kid.
posted by edgeways at 7:23 AM on February 14, 2007


No Videos found for 'jethro tull a capella'

Sometimes the world is a cruel place.
posted by dreamsign at 7:31 AM on February 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


edgeways, excellent reference.
posted by nightchrome at 7:36 AM on February 14, 2007


Go choir nerds
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 7:47 AM on February 14, 2007


It would be nice if the audio didn't suck. this one was better too.
posted by delmoi at 8:15 AM on February 14, 2007


Best Daft Punk song evar.
posted by squidfartz at 8:27 AM on February 14, 2007


A buddy of mine has done a couple of Interesting one-man A capella songs. Especially interesting if you're at all familiar with the music from Super Mario World.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:47 AM on February 14, 2007


Fun Fact: Everything except the vocoder in that song is a sample of Edwin Birdsong's "Cola Bottle Baby" sped up.
posted by phrontist at 9:05 AM on February 14, 2007


Loituma!
posted by nickyskye at 9:13 AM on February 14, 2007


this represents everything that is neutral with youtube posts
posted by koudelka at 9:25 AM on February 14, 2007


I'm torn between putting The Fat Boys on my iTunes to try to figure out what the difference between a capella and beat box is or trying to find the "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" theme just so I have an excuse to say, "Kick it Rockapella!".
posted by Gucky at 9:45 AM on February 14, 2007


If it wasn't for those pesky copyright laws, I'd share the greatest a cappella piece I've ever set ears upon, and that is a vocal arrangement of Barber's Adagio for Strings set to the Agnus Dei lyrics. amazon link - see track 4.

The "Bitches Ain't Shit" group covered Ben Folds rendition itunes.
posted by jeversol at 10:23 AM on February 14, 2007


They left out the vocoder solo, those bastards! Seriously, that solo kicks the ass of every guitar solo in the history of cock rock. Fo' real.
posted by nonreflectiveobject at 10:26 AM on February 14, 2007


This just goes to show that even the cream of the a capella crop still sucks. It was good when it was called doo-wop.
posted by bobot at 12:01 PM on February 14, 2007


I was so totally pissed when I found out Daft Punk's "Harder Better Faster Stronger" was just "Cola Bottle Baby" by Edwin Birdsong.
posted by tehloki at 12:06 PM on February 14, 2007


no mention of petra haden singing a capella the who sell out?
posted by cazoo at 12:08 PM on February 14, 2007


is that the Be Sharps?
posted by thekilgore at 12:59 PM on February 14, 2007


I really wanted to like "Bitches Ain't Shit" (I both love and am deeply disturbed by the Ben Folds version, and I was enough of a choir geek as a kid that I went out and made it my profession)... but it kind of fell flat with me. I think that it's because, with the exception of the second soloist, no one looked like they were having any fun. Even the non-white people in the group were white.

The Barber Agnus Dei/Adagio for Strings that jeversol refers to is amazing, and I'd highly recommend it. A brilliant recording conducted by choral grandmaster Robert Shaw can be found here.
posted by the_bone at 2:02 PM on February 14, 2007


I used to have an mp3 of Rockapella covering Basket Case.

I think up to that point, I thought they just broke up when the Carmen Sandiego game show went off the air.
posted by Target Practice at 2:24 PM on February 14, 2007


the_bone

I thought that was what was so great about it. If it had been me, I wouldn't have been able to go five seconds without laughing at how horrifically stupid the lyrics are.
posted by Target Practice at 2:33 PM on February 14, 2007


Yea! SirOmega! You rule!
posted by mongonikol at 2:33 PM on February 14, 2007


I just never get tired of this sort of thing. Music today is so much lacking in cleverness.
posted by jeffamaphone at 2:52 PM on February 14, 2007


What do you mean, jeff?

"My Humps" is clearly the apex of lyrical achievement.
posted by Target Practice at 3:26 PM on February 14, 2007


Another link to Cola Bottle Baby. Tehloki - thanks for reminding me about that! I heard the original at a party years ago, and have been remembering on and off to find out what it was, and failing, ever since. My intermittent quest is over.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 9:22 PM on February 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


"It's impossible for a capella groupie chicks to shut up and listen"

As the doting boyfriend of an a capella groupie chick, I must nod my head in agreement.
posted by drstein at 9:41 PM on February 14, 2007


If you'll forgive an abrupt change of genre, Tchaikovskiy's "1812 Overture", a cappella

Awesome, I never knew there was a video of this! You can buy this arrangement for a very reasonable price if you want to give it a go with your group.
posted by chrismear at 6:03 AM on February 15, 2007


"It's impossible for a capella groupie chicks to shut up and listen"

It's not so much the groupie chicks as it is half the campus, drunk, crowded into the concert hall for a Knights concert on the last day of classes. Sorry about that.

On a different note, it's very, very surreal to have someone in New York post a link to a video of an a capella group on my campus of 1,600 in the middle of nowhere Minnesota. Creepy.
posted by SemiSophos at 8:10 AM on February 15, 2007


Personally I'll take Nina Gordon's Straight out of Compton cover over Ben Folds' Bitches aint Shit...
posted by phearlez at 9:34 AM on February 15, 2007


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