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September 21, 2009 10:40 AM   Subscribe

We know they can rock, but can they shred? (MLYT)

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posted by ryoshu (21 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Half of these are rehosts of StSanders' videos and the other half are absolutely terrible.
posted by flatluigi at 10:44 AM on September 21, 2009


It is nice to see free improv being introduced to a wider audience. I seriously think Derek Bailey would be happy to collaborate on doing one of these (he did a "Drum and Bass" album years back, and he had to know how funny it was).
posted by idiopath at 10:50 AM on September 21, 2009


Man, this stuff shouldn't make me laugh as hard as it does. But by god, it tears me up.
posted by jbickers at 10:54 AM on September 21, 2009 [2 favorites]


Always thought shredding was just another word for economy picking--moving from a down stroke on the string above to a down stroke on the string below and vice versa.
posted by Ironmouth at 10:56 AM on September 21, 2009


Since when does shred = sucking? I mean, from Urban Dictionary "1. The art of Technically and rhythmatically hammering out amazing and lightning-fast solos on a guitar.
2. To play so amazingly fast on guitar you almost destroy it's strings." or even "to abuse a skatepark in the good way".

I know I'm getting hung up on the name and you didn't come up with it. But I can't seem to get past that.
posted by theichibun at 10:57 AM on September 21, 2009


Does Urban Dictionary contain an entry for irony?
posted by teishu at 10:58 AM on September 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


OK, amending my above comment now that I see the variety here. It seems like a mix of intentionally bad free improv, intentionally bad prog, and appropriated Portsmouth Symfonia (ie. intentionally bad classical).

Is this where I snark but in a way that is intentionally and amusingly inept?
posted by idiopath at 11:04 AM on September 21, 2009


Yeah, I get that it's meant that way. And it still doesn't sit right with me for whatever reason.

I'm going to shut my mouth now, because nothing good can come out of it now.
posted by theichibun at 11:04 AM on September 21, 2009


theichibun: "Since when does shred = sucking?"

Since sarcasm.
posted by idiopath at 11:04 AM on September 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, and for the slow-to-understand: These are videos featuring bad guitar playing dubbed over actual concert videos. This was pioneered by StSanders.
posted by flatluigi at 11:07 AM on September 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


Man, now I want to find some old Henry Cow or AMM and ironically put Pussycat Dolls on top of it or something.
posted by idiopath at 11:08 AM on September 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


Previously: May I ask a whiskey sip?
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:12 AM on September 21, 2009


That Creed overdub was a MAJOR improvement.
posted by BobFrapples at 11:21 AM on September 21, 2009


Meh, It have done without the casually queerhating drivel.
posted by idiopath at 11:33 AM on September 21, 2009


That's nothing. Did you hear that Rammstein opened up the Oktoberfest on Saturday?
posted by chillmost at 11:40 AM on September 21, 2009 [4 favorites]


The last word on who can shred.
posted by Kattullus at 12:30 PM on September 21, 2009


nobody really compares to St. Sanders, so there's not much point here.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:37 PM on September 21, 2009 [2 favorites]


My favorite by far is this one.
posted by lkc at 2:42 PM on September 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


I seriously think Derek Bailey would be happy to collaborate on doing one of these

I hate to break it to you, but...
posted by Jaltcoh at 3:19 PM on September 21, 2009


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posted by idiopath at 3:20 PM on September 21, 2009


Does Urban Dictionary contain an entry for irony?

See 'Hipster'
posted by Pecinpah at 4:59 PM on September 21, 2009


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