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Somebody's Watching Me Kill Vampires
September 20, 2009 5:21 AM   Subscribe

Have you ever listened to Rockwell's 1984 smash hit song "Somebody's Watching Me" and realize that it needs more Castlevania? Relax. It's been handled.
posted by Servo5678 (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm imagining swinging a whip at the money I could've saved by switching to Geico.
posted by knave at 5:24 AM on September 20, 2009 [5 favorites]


Here's my favorite Castlevania cover: Simon's Town by Digimatic (the main theme from Simon's Quest).
posted by knave at 5:30 AM on September 20, 2009 [2 favorites]


Am I missing something? When I try to watch the video, it takes about 90 seconds for the title to build, it stays on-screen until 2:27 or so, and then the rest is just a black screen. What should I be seeing?
posted by kcds at 7:25 AM on September 20, 2009


Eh. I like the original better. This remix version just sounds like a radio dial got stuck between two stations.
posted by orange swan at 7:51 AM on September 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


What should I be seeing?

There's nothing to see. It's just music.
posted by Servo5678 at 8:04 AM on September 20, 2009


You ever listened to European metal and realized it needs the kind of homoerotic sadomasochism that only Castlevania can provide? Don't worry, it's been handled.
posted by 0xdeadc0de at 8:38 AM on September 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm going to go so far as to say that every song needs more Castlevania.
posted by Caduceus at 8:45 AM on September 20, 2009


I like the part where the last "a" in Castlevania is on the line below.
posted by brain_drain at 10:22 AM on September 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also, while this is an interesting mashup, I was expecting to see video of Castlevania gameplay set to the Rockwell song, which would be even better.
posted by brain_drain at 10:24 AM on September 20, 2009


so many 8-bit mashups are two-bit in idea and execution.
posted by the aloha at 5:04 PM on September 20, 2009


I'm imagining swinging a whip at the money I could've saved by switching to Geico.

What A Horrible Night to Have a High Deductible
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 5:08 PM on September 20, 2009 [2 favorites]


I found it unlistenable & had to turn it off 1/3 through.
posted by jcruelty at 8:26 PM on September 20, 2009


I find this Castlevania mashup highly amusing.
posted by verb0ten at 9:46 PM on September 20, 2009 [1 favorite]



What should I be seeing?

There's nothing to see. It's just music.


I thought the same thing - that I wasn't seeing something I was supposed to see. I guess it's a testament to how well the video game music was integrated into the song. That and my apparently abysmally low ability to listen to music critically.
posted by tenmuses at 9:56 PM on September 20, 2009


Needs more churchbell...
posted by samsara at 7:45 AM on September 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


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