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Steel Harmony performing "Transmission" by Joy Divison
September 8, 2009 12:48 PM   Subscribe

Steel Harmony performing "Transmission" by Joy Divison at a parade. (SLYT 4.22 minutes)

This is a pretty interesting video and not really because of the steel band, although they are pretty great, but that the person filming this walks all the way down the parade route with the band. He captures the paradegoers as well as the band. Watch for the family covering their ears, the police whistle and the jogging police, and then a different camera pointed at this one.
posted by josher71 (31 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite

 
Words fail...
posted by phrontist at 12:49 PM on September 8, 2009


Oh hells yes.
posted by chunking express at 12:53 PM on September 8, 2009


You have made my afternoon good sir.
posted by The Whelk at 1:02 PM on September 8, 2009


i like when covers sound nothing like the original and when the cover isn't a "punk" version of the song (ala me first & the gimmie gimmies. FTS) this was great.
posted by rainperimeter at 1:05 PM on September 8, 2009


From this event.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:09 PM on September 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Very cute. Well done.
posted by jdfan at 1:10 PM on September 8, 2009


(This coming from someone born in MCR and saw Joy Division way back then) I watched this some months ago and was blown away. Best cover version ever.
posted by Webbster at 1:13 PM on September 8, 2009


YAY OMG SMILE
posted by everichon at 1:17 PM on September 8, 2009


well they always were one of those good time groups.
posted by philip-random at 1:20 PM on September 8, 2009


A close second.
posted by skullbee at 1:21 PM on September 8, 2009


Made me dizzy.
posted by monospace at 1:23 PM on September 8, 2009


Bad. Ass.
posted by brand-gnu at 1:24 PM on September 8, 2009


Huzzah!
posted by Mister_A at 1:25 PM on September 8, 2009


Wow this takes Joy Division's self-loathing and crying in my bathroom at 3AM and puts a lime in in the coconut!

I see your Joy Division and raise you a The Esso Trinidad Steel Band - I Want You Back!
posted by geoff. at 1:27 PM on September 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


YES YES OH YES HELL YES
posted by GuyZero at 1:27 PM on September 8, 2009


Also, props to the cameraperson as this would be tricky to film in a crowd like that. Kudos!
posted by GuyZero at 1:29 PM on September 8, 2009


Love Will tear Us Apart at the same event I believe.
posted by GuyZero at 1:30 PM on September 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


This really cheered me up on a lousy back-to-work day. Thanks.
posted by HumanComplex at 1:34 PM on September 8, 2009


Very, very good.
posted by i_cola at 1:42 PM on September 8, 2009


Awesome. But I am a little freaked out for the evening, as my husband, overhearing this without knowing what it was, picked the tune within two bars.
I knew I married him for a reason.
posted by Megami at 1:44 PM on September 8, 2009


Here's a longer Love Will Tear Us Apart

I was listening to this and my husband comes in the room and asks me what I was listening to. I tell him it was Joy Division, and he listens for a while and then smiles, recognizing it. He leaves the room and comes back 10 minutes later. "You're still listening to that?"
posted by lizjohn at 1:44 PM on September 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


Like the little bit of Digital at the end too.
posted by fleacircus at 1:50 PM on September 8, 2009


Holy shit, that Love Will Tear Us Apart clip is amazing.
posted by Jairus at 1:56 PM on September 8, 2009


Wow, that was absolutely amazing! Thanks!
posted by ktrey at 2:27 PM on September 8, 2009


I have been in a miserable, gloomy mood all frickin' day. But not anymore. Thank you so much. :)
posted by webmutant at 4:01 PM on September 8, 2009


That routine bit me pretty hard. Their ambitions are not low.
posted by adipocere at 4:47 PM on September 8, 2009


Happy happy happy happy! I haven't even listened to it yet.
posted by xorry at 5:02 PM on September 8, 2009


Mr. Mobile Bassie does Hooky proud, but the walking camera was disorienting.

Makes me want to go to Panorama all over again.
posted by minimii at 5:46 PM on September 8, 2009


Billie Jean, on steel pans, set to Michael Jackson concert footage.
posted by Asparagirl at 11:09 PM on September 8, 2009


mind = blown. thank you!
posted by drowsy at 7:53 AM on September 9, 2009


My heart just broke a little bit more.

Thanks. Seriously.
posted by humboldt32 at 8:40 AM on September 9, 2009


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