Jon Sudano Vocal Covers
December 1, 2016 4:14 PM   Subscribe

Jon Sudano has covered a diversity of groups from the Village People to Adele . . . but all his songs have one thing in common. It's not his beard or his dedication to his craft; every song he covers has the lyrics and melody replaced with Smash Mouth's "All Star". posted by chainsofreedom (37 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'm not even kidding when I say that this is a symptom of post-postmodernism taking root in the cultural psyche. I love it.
posted by cmoj at 4:20 PM on December 1, 2016 [10 favorites]


I want to watch more than 2 of these but I'm worried it will cause me to memorize the lyrics to All Star
posted by Space Coyote at 4:26 PM on December 1, 2016 [15 favorites]


I want to watch more than 2 of these but I'm worried

You have to pay to cross the Gate into the Other World. Whether it's worth the price is for you to say.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:30 PM on December 1, 2016 [5 favorites]


It's good to have a hobby.
posted by Lyme Drop at 4:37 PM on December 1, 2016 [3 favorites]


I love this comment (and account name) on the Imagine video:
Abraham Lincoln
John Lennon was shot and killed for this? 10/10 legacy
posted by ambrosen at 4:41 PM on December 1, 2016 [5 favorites]


I'm worried it will cause me to memorize the lyrics to All Star

If you've managed to escape so far, I'm not sure I can in good conscience urge you to succumb. There's really no going back.
posted by brennen at 4:44 PM on December 1, 2016 [4 favorites]


I'm trying very hard to suppress the laughter while listening to the YMCA version, I'm failing though.
posted by TwoWordReview at 4:57 PM on December 1, 2016


Okay, the songs with the out of step and out of tune vocals, I can work with that.

This is unacceptable.
posted by SansPoint at 5:12 PM on December 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


It's worth turning on the closed captioning.
posted by Apoch at 5:14 PM on December 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


So I'm a long time out of serious music, but it seems like he has a pretty good sense for what will work, and matches keys and tempo well.

It might be a case of four chord song, though.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 5:14 PM on December 1, 2016


This reminds me of the one band that my high school always got to do events, a student band that played classic rock sings on their instruments while singing contemporary (late 90s/early 00s) R&B. Think Pink Floyd playing behind "No Scrubs."
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 5:15 PM on December 1, 2016 [5 favorites]


I love this completely and unironically.

And obviously those of you who have not yet memorized all the words to All Star don't have toddlers who decided that Shrek was the best movie of all time.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:18 PM on December 1, 2016 [4 favorites]


My personal definition of 'millennial' is someone who has memorized all the words to All Star.

Great post!
posted by matrixclown at 5:26 PM on December 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


Creep
posted by stoneweaver at 5:27 PM on December 1, 2016 [5 favorites]


Memorized implies that there was some sort of effort involved. This obscures the truth, which is that one day we just woke up and IT'S IN THERE IT'S IN THERE OH GOD OH GOD.


I didn't even think to turn on the closed captions! I enjoy the ones that read "Chad Smith" while he is beatboxing to "Under the Bridge".
posted by chainsofreedom at 5:29 PM on December 1, 2016 [3 favorites]


Every iteration of pop culture has tendrils that reach these lovely nihilistic end-points, cultural cul-de-sacs from which the only exit is retreat and declaring, "well, that's the end of THAT".

This is that for mash-ups.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 5:56 PM on December 1, 2016 [6 favorites]


Seems a little derivative of Neil Cicierega's Mouth Sounds, including "Imagine All Star People", "Full Mouth", and the amazing "Promenade." (Also, "Alanis.")
posted by WCityMike at 6:11 PM on December 1, 2016 [9 favorites]


Genius.
posted by chococat at 6:32 PM on December 1, 2016


I love when he slips back into the real lyrics for like half a line, then back to Smashmouth. This is the best.
posted by 23skidoo at 6:54 PM on December 1, 2016


what fresh hell is this
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:55 PM on December 1, 2016 [6 favorites]




Is it bad that I'm singing along?
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:36 PM on December 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


I ran into this late last night while randomly youtubing songs. My favorite part is the camera angle.
posted by dirigibleman at 8:27 PM on December 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


Adele's Hello. Wait until the end.
posted by dirigibleman at 8:29 PM on December 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


This is the best.
posted by unknowncommand at 8:43 PM on December 1, 2016


Two great music threads in one day. I feel blessed.
posted by kafziel at 9:22 PM on December 1, 2016 [1 favorite]




Don't (?) miss his ASMR beard-combing video.
posted by isthmus at 9:49 PM on December 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


These don't seem to be either 1080p OR official.
posted by ODiV at 9:49 PM on December 1, 2016 [4 favorites]


Hey now you're a Smash Roach, get your game on, last resort
posted by benzenedream at 11:29 PM on December 1, 2016


"what fresh hell is this"

Shrek is love. Shrek is life.
posted by I-baLL at 12:21 AM on December 2, 2016 [1 favorite]




Some day in the distant future, the scattered descendants of humanity will emerge from their underground shelters and roam the earth's surface once more, once the CO2 scrubbers have done their work and temperatures return to survivable levels. They will scour the ruins of the planet's ruined cities and try to understand the global civilization that preceded them. There will be museums of recovered artifacts. In a darkened room, historians will reverently play a file recovered from a media device that miraculously survived the electromagnetic pulse wars and the vinyl-melting temperatures. It will call forth the culture and soundscapes of the world before the deluge and the firestorms.
Hey now, you're an All Star
Get your game on
Go play
posted by Sonny Jim at 5:53 AM on December 2, 2016 [4 favorites]


Better that than

Feelings, wo-o-o feelings,
Wo-o-o, feelings again in my arms.

posted by blucevalo at 8:33 AM on December 2, 2016


And obviously those of you who have not yet memorized all the words to All Star don't have toddlers who decided that Shrek was the best movie of all time.

Yes...toddlers. That's why I have the lyrics memorised, toddlers...

Anyone know where I can get a toddler? Asking for a friend.
posted by VTX at 10:45 AM on December 2, 2016


Perfection. Anyway, here's Wonderwall.
posted by lantius at 4:03 PM on December 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


It's clearly inspired by Cicierega's (IMHO utterly insufferable) work with Smashmouth's oeuvre, which is fine. Cicierega is inspiring!

I thought I'd be rather damaged by the Creep video, especially not knowing which of the three early 90's radio jams it could have been, but it was good. Can he make the other two fit?
posted by carsonb at 8:30 PM on December 2, 2016


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