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Urinal Bitchie - Hello
July 23, 2008 2:29 AM   Subscribe

Lionel Richiie's voice has a makeover in this creepy audio dub of the video to Hello. If you get bored half way skip to the Sinister/ridiculous drama at the end.
posted by Arnolfini (33 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Urinal Bitchie sounds a bit like Rank Sinatra, who does a great Take On Me cover. A lot of his stuff is on WFMU/People Like Us' "Do or DIY" podshowcast. Heartily recommended.
posted by davemee at 2:38 AM on July 23, 2008


Hilarious, very funny, would watch again!!!! A+++++++
posted by zardoz at 3:08 AM on July 23, 2008


I noticed the Chris Morris tags in the YouTube page. Not his best work, but certainly surreal.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:24 AM on July 23, 2008


"Humphrey [B. Flaubert], what is your favorite film clip?"

"Well, Ron [Hitler-Barassi], I haven't seen a decent film clip since Lionel Richie's 'Hello' which, you know, was the 'Battleship Potemkin' of rock video clips."
posted by maxwelton at 4:34 AM on July 23, 2008


Also similar to Victor Lewis-Smith, whose TV Offal programme had a regular "Kamikaze Karaoke" piss-take of musicians such as Oasis, Boyzone and Chris De Burgh.
posted by raygirvan at 4:52 AM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh this is going to disturb my wife almost as much as the "Like a Virgin" bit in Moulin Rouge.
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:39 AM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is so fantastic....so much more fantastic than it should be.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 5:55 AM on July 23, 2008


Oh, my fucking god... (sorry, but the acronym just won't cut it.) brilliant. I particularly like the fact that, if you try to ignore the voice and just listen to the music, it's a better arrangement than the original.
posted by Naberius at 6:02 AM on July 23, 2008


I haven't seen Moulin Rouge so thanks BrotherCaine for that disturbing yet very funny clip. Absolutely awesome.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 6:08 AM on July 23, 2008


That's not a creepy audio dub of a video. That's a lame audio dub of a SERIOUSLY creepy video.
posted by DU at 6:09 AM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm all hinky now.
posted by Dizzy at 6:42 AM on July 23, 2008


Brill.

See also: Loin El Richie's rousing All Night Long (Butcher All Night), or the croaky vocal stylings of Chris De Burger's hit Lady In Red (Is Dancing With Meat).
posted by jack_mo at 6:52 AM on July 23, 2008


Oh god, that was a great video. I had the sound muted, though, so I don't know what the song sounds like, but the video: hi-fuckin-larious!
posted by not_on_display at 6:53 AM on July 23, 2008


Ah, nice to see love for Rank Sinatra and V/Vm! Sick Love is so good I bought it twice.
posted by ninebelow at 7:08 AM on July 23, 2008


Woah. I had no idea that one of the voices in my head was producing youtube videos.
posted by quin at 7:38 AM on July 23, 2008


Wow. The ending totally creeped me out.
posted by tadellin at 8:44 AM on July 23, 2008


Actually, this was awesome. I was in tears, laughing by the end. Thanks for the find... something old totally made new.
posted by not_on_display at 9:29 AM on July 23, 2008


This kind of thing is right up my alley. And jack_mo, that version of "Lady in Red" is hauntingly beaut— well, it's just haunting, is all.
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:32 AM on July 23, 2008


Did you say "hello?"

No, I said "ChhheieiellehllehOooohhh!" but that's close enough.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:03 AM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


This Dune redub is equally juvenile, and makes me laugh every time I watch it.
posted by interrobang at 10:03 AM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


wow, jack_mo, suddenly life has new meaning to me!

but I dunno how to get my mitts on any cartel communique and I suffer all night long.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:14 AM on July 23, 2008


I guess I'm the lone dissenter but this is about as funny as the stuff we used to do with tape recorders and videotapes when I was 10.
posted by tinkertown at 10:37 AM on July 23, 2008


Well Tinkertown, you've found the level of the room...
posted by Naberius at 10:53 AM on July 23, 2008


Tinkertown, I think that's the exact reason it cracked me up so much.

Many many many years ago, I had recorded audio for the movie Barton Fink, making all the characters talk in a low guttural growl. I thought it was the most hilarious thing ever.
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:08 AM on July 23, 2008


The Hello Experiment (via this thread).
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 11:16 AM on July 23, 2008


Shortly after the "Hello" video came out back in the 80's, a friend and I went to this explory natural science museum where you could do all kinds of sensatory games and simulacra pretending to be blind. Near the end of the exposition there was a real blind person with a real cane who would tell us what it is really like to be blind and how he gets all kind of neat information just using his ears. We asked him how old he thinks we are, just judging from the sound of our voices, and braced ourselves for the inevitable bulls-eye answer. But no, he was way off, I mean he guessed like 35 when we were only 22 or so.

We were soo disappointed.
posted by sour cream at 11:41 AM on July 23, 2008


Ambrosia Voyeur: "wow, jack_mo, suddenly life has new meaning to me!

but I dunno how to get my mitts on any cartel communique and I suffer all night long.
"

They did a vid for Chris De Burger. And you can get just over 52 hours of V/Vm muck here, for free.

Atom Eyes: "This kind of thing is right up my alley. And jack_mo, that version of "Lady in Red" is hauntingly beaut— well, it's just haunting, is all."

Yeah, it completely escapes the novelty ghetto to become a genuinely moving work. I honestly believe that. Pretty ridiculous of me, I know.
posted by jack_mo at 1:16 PM on July 23, 2008


Related.
[previously]
posted by not_on_display at 1:49 PM on July 23, 2008


Interrobang... that Dune link... so awesome...

"Yeah.. I'm going spin him around... real fast.... stick this knife in his head... ok here goes.. *Swoosh* Ka ching. Like that."

I've replayed the ka ching line 5 times and it's still killing me.
posted by cavalier at 2:05 PM on July 23, 2008


And now I've got the soundtrack for my Stripe/Gizmo fanfic.
posted by roger ackroyd at 3:52 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Interrobang... that Dune link... so awesome...

The chavvy Reverend Mother curls me up particularly.
posted by raygirvan at 7:44 PM on July 23, 2008


i fast-forwarded to the end and when he grabbed her hands, i screamed! that is the most funny/terrifying thing i've seen in a while. W O W !
posted by Bear at 9:58 PM on July 23, 2008


This gave me weird dreams.
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