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Neil Peart never needed all that shit
August 17, 2010 12:24 AM   Subscribe

Plastica, covering some of your favorites - on toy instruments. Metallica, Rush and a decent stab at Dream Theater.
posted by lifeless (19 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's madder than a box of frogs that has just been sectioned.
posted by salmacis at 1:06 AM on August 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


There was a snoopy beatles album based on the same premise. Except with creepy children singing the songs as well, and little skits between songs.

I had it on cassette and I've been looking for it for years.
posted by beardlace at 1:50 AM on August 17, 2010


Anyone that tries to stab Dream Theater has my blessing, whatever instruments they use.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:18 AM on August 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


(this is awesome)
posted by ShawnStruck at 2:56 AM on August 17, 2010


There was a band back in the 80s called Pianosaurus that played nothing but toy instruments.
posted by cropshy at 3:02 AM on August 17, 2010


Sorry it's just crap. Might have been amusing 5 years ago but I'm all twee-intstrumented out.
posted by fire&wings at 3:04 AM on August 17, 2010


Thanks cropshy - I vaguely recalled Pianosaurus as a mate had one of their albums but couldn't recall the name.
posted by Abiezer at 4:04 AM on August 17, 2010


The issue isn't what Neil Peart needs, it's what he can get away with.
posted by brokkr at 4:42 AM on August 17, 2010


I watched the Rush cover first, because some genetic switch flipped in my teenage brain that makes it so that I have to watch anything involving Rush.

I saw the beer bottles, the stupid hats, and the pile of cheap instruments, and I thought, "yep, that makes complete sense." These are my people - if I had ambition and talent, I would've tried to corral my friends into doing something like this at some point. I can't hate on this because it's funny and cute and weird and I feel like these are people I would've hung with in high school and college.

Instead, I'm sitting here, surrounded by empty beer bottles and my awesome hat collection, with my ukelele at arm's length, wondering what I should do today...
posted by elmer benson at 5:51 AM on August 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


The band Self did a similar thing with the album Gizmodgery, and I absolutely recommend it.
posted by gc at 5:52 AM on August 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


This makes me wish I had friends with musical talent. And that I had any kind of musical talent.
posted by Eideteker at 5:59 AM on August 17, 2010


I was ready to hate and dismiss this as treading the familiar ground of Pianosaurus, but the YYZ cover was great. These guys prove one of my favorite maxims: The music is not in the piano.
posted by Scoo at 6:00 AM on August 17, 2010


I immediately thought of the cover of What a Fool Believes on Gizmodgery when I saw this post. It's what convinced me to watch the videos.
posted by immlass at 8:30 AM on August 17, 2010


Gizmodgery -- What A Fool Believes
posted by wittgenstein at 8:38 AM on August 17, 2010


Raises iPhone with lighter app running to the Rush video...
posted by CosmicRayCharles at 8:49 AM on August 17, 2010


Twink is another musician to check out if you dig this stuff; his schtick more involves sampling old kids' records into mad nonsense that makes perfect sense
posted by jtron at 8:55 AM on August 17, 2010


Be careful when searching for "Twink" though. It's not all music videos and Hostess cakes.
posted by Eideteker at 9:41 AM on August 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ha! Didn't even think of that. Here's the band's site, here's a record of theirs on Amazon, and here's a last.fm link.
posted by jtron at 9:51 AM on August 17, 2010


The band Self did a similar thing with the album Gizmodgery, and I absolutely recommend it.

Murfreesboro represent.
posted by camcgee at 4:13 PM on August 17, 2010


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