Van Lennon
February 17, 2011 9:04 AM   Subscribe

Imagine Van Lennon. [SLYT]
posted by Rykey (21 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'd be more sniffy about the single link to a mashup but it's downright astounding how well this works. So thanks!
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 9:08 AM on February 17, 2011


Works surprisingly well, still a little repetitive. Was anyone else waiting for the drums to really kick in at some point?

(also I thought this would be a Van Morrison/John Lennon mash-up)
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:11 AM on February 17, 2011


Well, I've seen worse...
posted by schmod at 9:15 AM on February 17, 2011


Was anyone else waiting for the drums to really kick in at some point?

These guys threw in some drums.
posted by Rykey at 9:18 AM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


For once a clever youtube comment: "Sounds like a sarcastic suicide ballad."
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:18 AM on February 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


That's pretty funny.
posted by chococat at 9:22 AM on February 17, 2011


Relatedly, I found the best version of "Imagine" that I've ever heard (and that's including the original) on youtube the other day: a jazz piano rendition by the incomparable (and highly experimental) young pianist Vijay Iyer.
posted by koeselitz at 9:23 AM on February 17, 2011


I wanted to like it - it was technically well-constructed - but it just came across (as some but not all mashups do) as disrespectful to the spirit of BOTH songs. And until now, I didn't think it possible to be disrepectful to the spirit of a Van Halen song. So, an accomplishment of some sort.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:24 AM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


More than a bit reminiscent of one of the first ironic covers I can remember, Aztec Camera's Jump. I still remember my college classmate who'd seen it live "air guitar" their disaffected attitude on stage.
posted by dhartung at 9:43 AM on February 17, 2011


If I know Mighty Mike, he means to be fully respectful to both tracks. :)

He's really a great producer; nearly all of what I hear from him works very well. This is my favorite of his; it takes the mediocre Killers single "Human" and turns it into a fantastic ballad fit for one of their early albums.
posted by flatluigi at 9:44 AM on February 17, 2011


Like dhartung, I have great memories of the Aztec Camera cover, especially the "loaded" version with the long guitar solo that seems to end with the guitarist throwing his instrument to the floor...

(Also good is the Hellsongs' plinky Scandinavian cover.)
posted by Ian A.T. at 10:05 AM on February 17, 2011


runnin with the beatles
posted by kittensofthenight at 11:58 AM on February 17, 2011


That was painful. I'm hurting.
posted by Marla Singer at 2:53 PM on February 17, 2011


runnin with the beatles

This whole thread is just wrong.
posted by Marla Singer at 2:56 PM on February 17, 2011


Maybe I'm amazed ... but I am somebody.
posted by pressF1 at 5:57 PM on February 17, 2011


That just made my Cub Fan Lennon Freak kid's head explode a little
posted by timsteil at 6:39 PM on February 17, 2011


when sublime and ridiculous meet, ridiculous usually wins.
posted by philip-random at 11:33 AM on February 18, 2011


More than a bit reminiscent of one of the first ironic covers I can remember, Aztec Camera's Jump

the longer version actually has a quite satisfying (ie: volcanic) conclusion. Starts to happen around 3:10.
posted by philip-random at 11:37 AM on February 18, 2011


Mott The Hoople's Whe My Mind's Gone sounds like this all by itself. Not a bad thing.
posted by motty at 7:14 AM on March 4, 2011


*When
posted by motty at 7:14 AM on March 4, 2011


when sublime and ridiculous meet, ridiculous usually wins.

And feels bad about it for years after.
posted by doublehappy at 1:22 AM on March 5, 2011


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