not roxanne
December 5, 2017 6:57 PM   Subscribe

 
This would make playing Thunderfucked a whole lot easier.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:00 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]




I was half expecting this to climax with the head explosions from SCANNERS.
posted by brundlefly at 7:02 PM on December 5 [5 favorites]


The shred riff sounds like (my caricatural idea of) Irish fiddling once it gets up to around double speed.

Also, feels like as good a place as any to post this stupid thing I made again.
posted by The Horse You Rode In On at 7:02 PM on December 5 [3 favorites]


I like that, even at that speed, they still can’t bring it in under 3 minutes.
posted by middleclasstool at 7:19 PM on December 5 [9 favorites]


This is great because it makes the song end quicker.
posted by turbid dahlia at 7:46 PM on December 5 [11 favorites]


With all due respect to Angus, and I do mean respect, that is officially the last time I can listen to that song.

Actually, the last time I needed to hear that song was at some trying-to-be-posh restaurant in far northern British Columbia where they had a nice dread-locked flamenco guitar player who was providing background music for disinterested couples dining on small servings of pheasant and edible flowers on extremely large plates. I had noticed he’d had some chops but it was during the second course in the middle of some 19th century baroque number that he eased into the Thunderstruck riff. I looked around at the other diners who were oblivious and then at the guitar player who was looking at me and nodded with a smile on his face.

This is probably A Thing among classical guitarists hired to provide white noise at restaurants but he got my $10 tip.

That’s the last time I needed to hear Thunderstruck.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:08 PM on December 5 [32 favorites]


Not my cup of tea. I had to hit up youtube for the official video.

Malcolm, RIP. Brian, I hope your hearing improves. Fuck Axl Rose, and I don't care for Stevie either. AC/DC is gone. As they say, all good things must come to an end. AC/DC was certainly a good thing, IMHO. I will forever miss seeing them.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 10:10 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]


I had noticed he’d had some chops but it was during the second course in the middle of some 19th century baroque number that he eased into the Thunderstruck riff. I looked around at the other diners who were oblivious and then at the guitar player who was looking at me and nodded with a smile on his face.

I love this, and if I had to play background noise furniture guitar there's no way I wouldn't try to work in all kinds of weird stuff, from Sabbath to NIN to They Might Be Giants and Talking Heads just to fuck with people. I already loving doing this as a DJ and I have some unlikely favorites, like weird off-kilter downtempo IDM versions of Axel F from an 8-bit compilation that mixes in just fine with stuff like Boards of Canada or Plaid, and it's so distorted and re-imagined that it's rare I've had people recognize it for what it is.

I've known guitarists and others who can riff and remix like this seemingly on the fly while busking and whatnot and it's always fun to hear weird, obscure or unlikely modern songs re-rendered with more traditional styling.

(I am obviously a huge fan of the music in Westworld. The first time I heard NIN on the player piano was a fun WTF moment.
posted by loquacious at 11:55 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]


As long as we’re talking definitive versions, I’ll just leave this Finnish bluegrass cover here.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 3:26 AM on December 6 [2 favorites]


I'm still waiting for Andy Rehfeldt's take on it.
posted by flabdablet at 4:39 AM on December 6


loquacious: I'm a sucker for random, weird covers. I once saw a bluegrass duo break into a cover of DEVO's "Timing X", which gets bonus points for not just being a DEVO cover, but being an obscure(ish) song, too!
posted by SansPoint at 8:08 AM on December 6 [1 favorite]


Roxanne
posted by Jpfed at 10:32 AM on December 6 [1 favorite]


Haw!

I recently discovered in a music production thread that AC/DC recorded a lot of their songs with the amps turned down, and with the singer actually not screaming, but singing very quietly while emphasizing the parts of your voice you use when you scream.

Which makes me want to replicate this, but just getting quieter with every "Thunder," leaving us rapidly with blissful silence.
posted by aspersioncast at 1:01 PM on December 6 [2 favorites]


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