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Mefites love cover versions. But are we ready for The Legion of Rockstars? To wit: "1) A bunch of people put on noise-canceling headphones. 2) They all listen to the same song and play along. 3)The results are recorded and set to the original music video. 4) Hilarity ensues" (myspace, via).
posted by bardic (22 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sounds like The Residents. Only without the uh, weirdness.
posted by geoff. at 5:04 PM on June 22, 2007


I was hoping that this would be really funny. But it wasn't really all that funny.
posted by k8t at 5:04 PM on June 22, 2007


I'm not sure much hilarity ensues for people who aren't these people or their friends and family.
posted by ORthey at 5:15 PM on June 22, 2007


Oh come on now, the Danzig one was flat out hysterical. The rest, meh.

Maybe that's just because I think Danzig's a big pussy and it's fun to see the voice finally match the glass jaw.
posted by davelog at 5:20 PM on June 22, 2007


I'm ashamed to admit that this is exactly what I sound like when I sing Pearl Jam's "Evenflow".
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 5:22 PM on June 22, 2007


That's just fantastic. Whatever is lacking in execution gets a great big boost for concept.

Jump indeed, David.
posted by cortex at 5:24 PM on June 22, 2007


Maybe that's just because I think Danzig's a big pussy and it's fun to see the voice finally match the glass jaw.

I know, right? Fucking 50 year old man getting knocked down with one punch. What a fag!

The Danzig was probably the best, but still shit. I couldn't tell if the guy had Downs or was just trying to emulate Glenn Danzig...which are not mutually exclusive.
posted by Roman Graves at 5:27 PM on June 22, 2007


My favorite -- "Everybody's Workin' for the Weekend."
posted by bardic at 5:39 PM on June 22, 2007


These really do get better the more you watch them, and they certainly are stimulating to the experimental musician's brain.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 6:00 PM on June 22, 2007


Their version of "Don't Fear the Reaper" needs more cowbell.

Seriously.
posted by champthom at 6:02 PM on June 22, 2007


It sounds excruciating. Assuage my fears.
posted by chuckdarwin at 6:21 PM on June 22, 2007


"A bunch of people" made me think that there would be, like, a polyphonic spree's worth of people with three of every instrument under the sun making a glorious cacophony happen.

This was not that.
posted by bunnytricks at 6:39 PM on June 22, 2007


"Hilarity ensues" means it doesn't.
posted by DU at 6:43 PM on June 22, 2007


i thought it was going to be like an audio version of ride by the vines. (that cool video i like) directed by michel gondry.
posted by amethysts at 7:14 PM on June 22, 2007


(The original Dismemberment Plan video was cooler.)
posted by bardic at 7:21 PM on June 22, 2007


Mefites love cover versions.

We do?
posted by Dave Faris at 8:05 PM on June 22, 2007


It sort of reminds me of a japanese game show clip that was going around a while ago, where a person who can't carry a tune hears a song on headphones, "sings" it, and a couple guitar players try to be the first to figure out what he's trying to sing. Does anybody know what that was?
posted by Rich Smorgasbord at 8:08 PM on June 22, 2007


This was better.
posted by Roman Graves at 8:30 PM on June 22, 2007


I know, right? Fucking 50 year old man getting knocked down with one punch. What a fag!

I should think that even a self-proclaimed toughguy like Glenn would know that you don't shove a guy twice your size and then just stand there waiting for him to swing at you. He got caught posturing for his posse, and that makes him pussy.

If you're gonna fight, FIGHT.
posted by davelog at 9:41 PM on June 22, 2007


If you're gonna fight, FIGHT.

there are people who don't know what you guys are talking about ... here is the video ... (violence, language)
posted by pyramid termite at 10:56 PM on June 22, 2007


they kinda sound like the shaggs...
posted by aielen at 11:50 PM on June 22, 2007


Thank you so much, bardic. I am crying tears of joy right now. This is Portsmouth Sinfonia for the 21st century.
posted by Shecky at 12:15 AM on June 23, 2007


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