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October 27, 2009 12:38 PM   Subscribe

Os Gameboys are a band from Brazil who play only music from classic videogames. They are really, really good. (via waxy: "the best live Mario cover I've ever seen")
posted by joshwa (26 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
You haven't heard Super Mario Bros. until you've heard it on the theremin.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:44 PM on October 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


I read as "are banned in Brazil." You're right. These guys rock.
posted by DrDreidel at 12:44 PM on October 27, 2009


The (Game)Boys From Brazil, you say.
posted by Joe Beese at 12:47 PM on October 27, 2009


The keyboardist is a little overly twitchy, especially in the Chemical Plant Zone, but the rendition of Casino Night Zone is just gorgeous.

Thanks, joshwa.
posted by darksasami at 12:51 PM on October 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Damn. That's pretty badass.
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:02 PM on October 27, 2009


Love these guys. Want to buy "their" music. Great post.
posted by bearwife at 1:04 PM on October 27, 2009


I hope they open for Dream Theater soon.
posted by LordSludge at 1:04 PM on October 27, 2009


Nothing can touch Ozma's cover of the tetris song.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 1:11 PM on October 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


am i the only one getting tired of people covering mario music?
posted by clarenceism at 1:39 PM on October 27, 2009


am i the only one getting tired of people covering mario music?

Yes.

Thanks for this, the main videos were a fun watch, but I owe many thanks to Blazecock Pileon for helping me realize that I need to learn to play the theremin.
posted by dnesan at 1:55 PM on October 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Minibosses have them beat, I think.

Castlevania. Contra. The too often ignored Mario game.
posted by cmoj at 1:55 PM on October 27, 2009


Oh, the ToeJam & Earl cover is nice. That is a game that needs to be listened to far, far more often.
posted by JHarris at 3:05 PM on October 27, 2009


The Mario one is especially nice for the little gimmicks they throw in, like the cartridge glitching....
posted by JHarris at 3:24 PM on October 27, 2009


I prefer The Advantage, myself.

(Looks like their website got squatted though)
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:28 PM on October 27, 2009


That theremin guy also did a cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" that cracked me up when I found it a year or two ago.

(Also, these guys are pretty great...)
posted by Kimothy at 3:54 PM on October 27, 2009


Oh god oh god I love the Sonic music so much. I think I said this in a dream once:

The keyboardist is a little overly twitchy, especially in the Chemical Plant Zone, but the rendition of Casino Night Zone is just gorgeous.
posted by nosila at 4:11 PM on October 27, 2009


Awesome! The sonic music is my favorite.
posted by meta87 at 4:23 PM on October 27, 2009


The Advantage's Dr. Wily was all right, and the Minibosses give it a good go, but Missing Nin's version is the best ever. Unfortunately, Missing Nin is...missing -- I can't seem to find anything about them on the Web at all.
posted by darksasami at 4:23 PM on October 27, 2009


Man, I played Sonic so much back in the day, and of course when you played Sonic you had to sing along.

"Sonic the goofy hedgehog
He's such a goofy hedgehog
Sonic the goofy hedgehog
He's really a goofy hedgehog

Because
He runs and jumps
To rescue his friends
From that fiend Dr. Robotnik!"

Don't tell me it was just me...
posted by dfan at 4:32 PM on October 27, 2009


Oh, get off my lawn.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:10 PM on October 27, 2009


I looove the music to the Sonic series. It's more reminiscent of childhood summers than any other song for me.

And Michael Jackson might have done the music!

That is the third and final time I post that link to Metafilter. I so desperately want it to be true.

Toejam and Earl... that also takes me back.
posted by painquale at 5:23 PM on October 27, 2009


They are indeed very good. Hooray video game music!
posted by danb at 6:29 PM on October 27, 2009


I think the guitarist is fudging the chord progression on Kakariko Village, though. I've, uh, looked at that one in a bit of detail before.
posted by danb at 6:31 PM on October 27, 2009


It's hard for me not to have a soft spot for Metroid Metal. I mean, it just makes so much sense.
posted by TheRoach at 8:33 PM on October 27, 2009


Is their stuff available for download anywhere, or do I just not know how to work a MySpace? I need this. Badly.
posted by DoubleMark at 6:04 AM on October 28, 2009


Just go to PAX to see good video game themed music. Metroid Metal? Check. Minibosses? Check.

Having been a consumer of video game music for the past half a decade, I gotta say that os Gameboys are GREAT. The One Ups are the best, though. They've got a TJ & E rendition of their own, and their Mii Channel is classic.
posted by taumeson at 6:06 AM on October 28, 2009


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