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March 31, 2010 1:01 AM   Subscribe

The Dark Side of the Moon, arranged for the Nintendo Entertainment System
posted by Bugbread (68 comments total) 77 users marked this as a favorite

 
Whoa. This guy's cover (reinterpretation?) of "Money" may as well have come right out of Shadowgate. Spectacular work.
posted by Mikey-San at 1:26 AM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


But does it sync up with The Wizard of Oz for SNES?
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:39 AM on March 31, 2010 [18 favorites]


The next Mother game needs to include this.
posted by mek at 1:56 AM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


One of the youtube comments reads

I'm just came for every record this album has sold. My semen will stay in the charts for as long as this album remains number one highest selling. This is pure amazing

I couldn't have said it better myself. This is awesome.
posted by milnak at 2:09 AM on March 31, 2010


Dude, I am so going to take some 'shrooms and go listen to this.
posted by Jimbob at 2:25 AM on March 31, 2010 [5 favorites]


Turns out Us and Them is brilliant regardless of the medium used for its orchestration.
posted by ersatz at 2:33 AM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nice
posted by chillmost at 2:36 AM on March 31, 2010


I love taking LSD from seventies and exploring the possibilities of 8-bit.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:47 AM on March 31, 2010


Very nice, thanks for the post!
posted by monocultured at 2:51 AM on March 31, 2010


Fantastic! 8 bit music can be really unpleasant on the ears, but this is really well done.

Of course, starting with one of the best albums of all time probably helped.
posted by mathw at 3:01 AM on March 31, 2010


Wow, this is incredibly good, amazingly listenable. I'm actually going to keep these MP3s.
posted by Malor at 3:08 AM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Awesome! This combines three things I love best in life: DSOTM, electronic music, and pissing off Pink Floyd purists.

Also: does it sync up with the SNES version of The Wizard of Oz?
posted by griphus at 3:32 AM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dammit Pope Guilty.
posted by griphus at 3:32 AM on March 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


And did we tell you the name of the game, boy? We call it Super Mario Brotheeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrssss-ah-sssss! Actually we just call it "Mario."
posted by No-sword at 3:35 AM on March 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


Thanks for this; I thought I'd never be able to listen to Dark Side of the Moon again, I'd grown so tired of it.
posted by not_on_display at 3:53 AM on March 31, 2010


If you play Dark Side of the Moon while you're playing Super Mario they totally synch up.

Really.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:09 AM on March 31, 2010


I'm really only missing Nick Mason so far - the rest works well.
posted by hawthorne at 4:41 AM on March 31, 2010


This is what the internet was made for!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 5:02 AM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


the one thing it doesn't need is nick mason!
posted by peterkins at 5:19 AM on March 31, 2010


Actually, it only matches up with the Commodore 64 version of Oz.
posted by HeroZero at 5:22 AM on March 31, 2010


Awesome post and welcome back, Bugbread!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:22 AM on March 31, 2010


Fantastic! 8 bit music can be really unpleasant on the ears, but this is really well done.

Agreed. It takes a certain touch to make this sort of thing not-fucking-annoying. This dude's got the touch.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:41 AM on March 31, 2010


I did not expect to think this was awesome. I was wrong. This is awesome.
posted by notsnot at 5:45 AM on March 31, 2010


Words do not describe...
posted by tybeet at 5:58 AM on March 31, 2010


This is better than good, this is excellent. I can actually see listening to this more that once or a few times...Thank you very much for posting it.
posted by rollbiz at 6:09 AM on March 31, 2010


Awesome post and welcome back, Bugbread!

Yeah! At first I was like, ' yay, great post ', and then I was like 'WOAA! bugbread! YAY!'

<3 great stuff.
posted by cavalier at 6:16 AM on March 31, 2010


One could make a very kick-ass 45-minute cutscene in RPG Maker with this as the background music.

In fact, I hope he does The Wall. Imagine a little blocky Pink cowering in an even blockier bathroom stall.
posted by AugieAugustus at 6:20 AM on March 31, 2010


Also: I think parts of this are destined for conversion into ringtones for my cell phone.
posted by AugieAugustus at 6:23 AM on March 31, 2010


Awesome. And it totally syncs up with The Wiz!
posted by perfecta at 6:37 AM on March 31, 2010


I love that "Money" uses a Generic Coin Blip for the intro. Very nice.
posted by Iridic at 6:53 AM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is seriously great. The NES hit the market (in Japan) ten years after DSOTM was produced. I guess that makes this version the more technologically advanced one, huh? Truly chiptune music is the music of the future.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 7:09 AM on March 31, 2010


This is totally making my morning.
posted by evisceratordeath at 7:15 AM on March 31, 2010


It is so great that Dr. Mario finally has appropriate background tunes.
posted by palindromic at 7:23 AM on March 31, 2010


I just downloaded this and discovered the mp3s come in two tracks: side 1 and side 2. Priceless. I'm gonna stick a needle drop sound between them on my playlist. Now where did I leave the blacklight...
posted by 1f2frfbf at 7:23 AM on March 31, 2010


I think this is a problem, for one reason:

Experience taught me that trying to eat and play an NES at the same time doesn't work very well. And due to reflexes developed in college, I get sympathetic munchies listening to "Dark Side of the Moon". (I knew more than a few people who would listen to it, get stoned, and order pizza.)
posted by mephron at 7:31 AM on March 31, 2010


This has greatly helped in alleviating the stress of this morning's discovery of a slew of overdraft fees. Thank you very much.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:31 AM on March 31, 2010


If you play it backwards, it induces bulimia.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 7:45 AM on March 31, 2010


The only way I could love this more is if Roger Waters sued it.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:45 AM on March 31, 2010 [5 favorites]


Holy shit, this rules. I just yesterday bought the Flaming Lips' remake of DSotM, and as much as I love the Lips, this annihilates their attempt.
posted by COBRA! at 7:49 AM on March 31, 2010


The Goomba is in the hall......

.....The goomba is in the hall......
posted by The Whelk at 8:08 AM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Holy christ, is this ever cool. Thanks, bugbread!
posted by davelog at 8:10 AM on March 31, 2010


The koopa troop is on the grass
The koopa troop is on the grass
Remembering games and Daisy's chains and laughs
Got to keep the koopas on the path

The koopa troop is in the hall
The koopa troops are in my hall
The spinies pound their rounded faces on the floor
And every day the Lakitu brings more

And if the pipe breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no flag upon the pole
And if Bob-omb explodes with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the shroom

The koopa troop is in my head
The koopa troop is in my head
You raise the flower, you give the power
You rearrange me 'til I spit fire
You toss the star and play the music fast
There's someone in my head but it won't last

And if the block breaks, goombas on your rear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the house you're in is filled with countless boos
I'll see you on the dark side of the shroom

All that you touch and all that you see
All that you taste, all you feel

And all that you love and all that you hate
All you distrust, all you save

And all that you give and all that you deal
And all that you buy, beg, borrow or steal

And all you create and all you destroy
And all that you do and all that you say

And all that you wish and everyone you squish
And all that you slight and everyone you fight

And all that is now and all that is gone
And all that's to come and everything under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipsed by the shroom

There is no princess in the castle, really. Matter of fact, she's in another.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:33 AM on March 31, 2010 [38 favorites]


Damn, did this exceeded all expectations. Some of it is so well done it's goose-bump-inducing. "Us and Them" ... wow. Great post!
posted by dacoit at 8:33 AM on March 31, 2010


Er, exceed. There, you see, it gave me the vapors.
posted by dacoit at 8:34 AM on March 31, 2010


Also not to be missed: Cliffs Of Nintendover, an 8-bit remake of Eric Johnson's "Cliffs Of Dover." (The name might not be familiar, but if you've ever spent more than three minutes in a Guitar Center, you've heard Cliffs Of Dover.)
posted by Ian A.T. at 8:39 AM on March 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is really, really great. I have to guess it'd be entertaining to any chiptune-friendly listener regardless of whether they're big Floyd fans, but as someone who knows every stupid little detail on that album I'm just sitting here feeling fucking blown away. Really fantastic attention to detail, and a wonderful sense of where to shoot for pure loyalty vs. where to concede to the toolset a little.

I love that "Money" uses a Generic Coin Blip for the intro.'

Yes! I laughed out loud. What a wonderful nod to the medium he's working in.
posted by cortex at 8:39 AM on March 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


The best thing I've heard/seen on the internet in weeks.
posted by bastionofsanity at 8:54 AM on March 31, 2010


There is no dark side of the moon. But there is a minus world.
posted by jtron at 8:57 AM on March 31, 2010 [4 favorites]


I think my favorite part is how “On the Run” sounds quite similar.
posted by spitefulcrow at 9:45 AM on March 31, 2010


This is awesome.

Shakespeherian- nice job with the lyrics. Literally Lol-ed.
posted by The Fly at 10:32 AM on March 31, 2010


Good stuff, and destined to sit on the shelf next to the NES Squarepusher Theme.
posted by Otis at 11:05 AM on March 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


Just walked around sunny Tucson all morning listening to this and smiling enough that people crossed the street to avoid me.
posted by chronkite at 11:06 AM on March 31, 2010


If I was the farmer growing the food for the person that made this then I'd be really pissed off right now. Not that it's bad. It's just absolutely fucking useless.
posted by recurve at 11:07 AM on March 31, 2010


Most music being so utile by comparison, yes.
posted by cortex at 11:11 AM on March 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm using a nocturne to darn my socks as we speak.
posted by The Whelk at 11:20 AM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


If I was the farmer growing the food for the person that made this then I'd be really pissed off right now. Not that it's bad. It's just absolutely fucking useless.

wut
posted by odinsdream at 11:32 AM on March 31, 2010


Most music being so utile by comparison, yes.

Elton John or someone saved my life tonight.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:33 AM on March 31, 2010


This is pretty great - weirdly, I'm not a huge fan of Dark Side (or much Floyd, for that matter), but I really like this.

Also, anybody that likes this kind of stuff needs to fire up an emulator and play D-Pad Hero, if you haven't yet.
posted by god hates math at 1:09 PM on March 31, 2010


If I was the farmer growing the food for the person that made this then I'd be really pissed off right now. Not that it's bad. It's just absolutely fucking useless.

SOMEONE needs a hug
posted by flaterik at 1:10 PM on March 31, 2010


If you like this sort of thing, check out Kind of Bloop. Yes, "Kind of Blue" done in a variety of 8-bit styles. "So What" and "All Blues" make the album totally, completely worth actually purchasing.
posted by redteam at 1:22 PM on March 31, 2010


This is far better than it has any right to be. I would shell out serious cash for a pressing of this on vinyl.
posted by the bricabrac man at 2:35 PM on March 31, 2010


bricabrac... (found after 10 seconds of googling for "dub plate")

http://www.dubplates-mastering.com/prices.html

It's not THAT expensive to get one-off vinyl. Of course, you'd have to have to rights, and it doesn't wear nearly as well as a real pressing, but the creator might not object and how often are you really going to listen to it?
posted by flaterik at 2:57 PM on March 31, 2010


If I was the farmer growing the food for the person that made this then I'd be really pissed off right now. Not that it's bad. It's just absolutely fucking useless.

The same can be said about your comment.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 5:12 PM on March 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


If I was the farmer growing the food for the person that made this then I'd be really pissed off right now. Not that it's bad. It's just absolutely fucking useless.

If I was the lineman that fixed this person's Net connection last month in the freezing falling slush so this comment could be posted, I'd be really pissed off right now... Oh, wait a minnit, you mean linemen get paid? Wow! Must be shit to be a farmer -- what? Farmers make money and don't just leave food in supermarkets for free in the hope that society will benefit?

(Well, OK, only the bank makes money from farming, but still - point stands: this was a brainless post by somebody who probably shouldn't look too closely at most of the Internet.)
posted by Michael Roberts at 5:31 PM on March 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


Or, I guess, what MaryDellamorte said way more concisely.
posted by Michael Roberts at 5:32 PM on March 31, 2010


Listening to this today also lead me to listening to the 8bit version of the first Protomen album which I haven't listened to in quite some time. Makeup and Vanity Set redid it and it's pretty damn amazing if you're a Protomen fan. You can listen to three of the songs here.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 6:59 PM on March 31, 2010


as someone who has, among various things, the habit to pick up a guitar and play dark side of the moon from beginning to end, this sucked the life out of me.
kidding, kidding, it's awesome
posted by _dario at 6:25 AM on April 3, 2010


I can't figure out if it's so good it's bad, or so bad it's good. All I know is that I WANT TO PLAY THE GAME THAT THIS WOULD BE THE SOUNDTRACK FOR.

Like, now.
posted by Afroblanco at 3:42 PM on April 22, 2010


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