C Me Feel Me Rick Me Roll Me
January 13, 2018 6:51 PM   Subscribe

Never Gonna Give You Up but all the notes are C [SLYT] is exactly as described and weirdly compelling.
posted by I'm always feeling, Blue (50 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
Rick Astley is a terrifying stalker.
posted by Going To Maine at 6:55 PM on January 13 [4 favorites]


This is like Nine Inch Nails through the looking glass.
posted by sockermom at 6:56 PM on January 13 [10 favorites]


This sounds like the next phase of bad internet dating - you know, when you tell them that you really don't feel that strongly about them, hoping to cut them loose and move on, because let's face it, they are a little too intense and slightly creepy. Then your phone blows up with even creepier toxic shit where they hurl and project all of their damn insecurities and baggage your way. This is one step away from flaming shit showing up on your doorstep.
posted by floweredfish at 7:01 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]


The disjointed wrongness is both sinister and funny at the same time. It's like a muddled memory of the sensations and feelings of being home ill from school, lying on the sofa watching Price Is Right…but converted into song.

Not that that makes any sense, but neither does restricting all the song's notes to 'C,' so I'm not going to justify myself.
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 7:02 PM on January 13 [13 favorites]


C unnatural.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:08 PM on January 13 [6 favorites]


OK yes this is very good. I’m a sucker for this genre of videos and this is a quick favorite. (Please read this comment in C)
posted by hijinx at 7:08 PM on January 13 [5 favorites]


+=1
posted by SPrintF at 7:20 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]


This reminds me awfully of awful She Wants Revenge’s awful ‘cover’ of Kidnap the Sandy Claws.
posted by es_de_bah at 7:21 PM on January 13 [3 favorites]


Many people are unfamiliar with Bruce Springsteen's forays into experimental pop.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:25 PM on January 13 [4 favorites]


The chorus sounds like it's straight off Music For the Masses.
posted by Beardman at 7:25 PM on January 13 [3 favorites]


is exactly as described and weirdly compelling.

It certainly compelled me to run screaming from the room in terror! ;D
posted by Celsius1414 at 7:49 PM on January 13 [3 favorites]


Hmmm. Youtube then went ahead and recommended this.
posted by suetanvil at 7:51 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]


Dave Grohl's taste is impeccable, as always.
posted by I'm always feeling, Blue at 7:55 PM on January 13


This reminds me awfully of awful She Wants Revenge’s awful ‘cover ’ of Kidnap the Sandy Claws.

Wait, was that cover serious, or ironic? Because if it was ironic, it was brilliant. If it wasn’t...
posted by ejs at 8:00 PM on January 13


I played this simultaneously in another tab. Someone ought to find a version with the same tempo for maximum effect.
posted by aws17576 at 8:03 PM on January 13


Obviously this is an improvement, but I think it could be done better. Process the vocals separate from the track, for instance.
posted by rhizome at 8:38 PM on January 13 [1 favorite]


do {
give_up(you, false);
let_down(you, false);
run_around(false) && desert(you, false);
} while (true);
posted by zompist at 8:58 PM on January 13 [5 favorites]


Rick Astley has been taking singing lessons from Dave Gahan, I see.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 9:39 PM on January 13 [3 favorites]


Brought to you by the letters K and R.
posted by smcameron at 9:41 PM on January 13 [1 favorite]


God, I will never get tired of the "[SONG] but [some ridiculous constriction/change]" meme.
posted by aka burlap at 9:44 PM on January 13 [9 favorites]


So this reminds me of something slightly esoteric. You know that lovely British farms series? There were several seasons, all set in different time periods, but most never reached American shores legally, and you can find most of them on youtube. One of them, Tudor monastery farm I believe, was uploaded with a truly horrendous audio track. Its the same basic incidental music all of the series have, but due to the distortion, it feels like something hell would play over the speakers. This... sounds like that.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 10:05 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]


> aws17576:
"I played this simultaneously in another tab. Someone ought to find a version with the same tempo for maximum effect."

This cover was better.
posted by Samizdata at 10:06 PM on January 13


Well, now I can’t sleep. Thanks internet.
posted by johnxlibris at 10:49 PM on January 13 [1 favorite]


If you enjoyed that, you'll likely also enjoy this guy's videos.
posted by milnak at 12:11 AM on January 14 [1 favorite]


You know that lovely British farms series? There were several seasons, all set in different time periods, but most never reached American shores legally, and you can find most of them on youtube

OMG yes. I binged those in a fit of outright obsession—and that reedy nightmarishly distorted theme haunted my dreams for days afterwards. For the love of God, why doesn't the BBC lease them, and things like back seasons of Grand Designs, or the Lucy Worsley catalogue, to Netflix? It's maddening.
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 12:59 AM on January 14 [2 favorites]


This is like Nine Inch Nails through the looking glass.

I thought of NIN too!
posted by Ursula Hitler at 1:22 AM on January 14 [2 favorites]


There is without a scintilla of doubt somewhere a cult that plays this on repeat during all of their meetings.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 2:21 AM on January 14 [2 favorites]


Sounds like a Depeche Mode song that is just a three-minute intro and never actually starts.
posted by Soi-hah at 3:34 AM on January 14 [9 favorites]


In my headcanon, this is the song that DEVO uses to open the first set on their all-animatronic reunion tour.
posted by springo at 4:24 AM on January 14 [3 favorites]


I think this is even more sinister than it would be if it was exactly as advertised. The fact that the processing isn’t perfect yet, so there are occasional momentary artifacts of other pitches in there, makes it even more unsettling.

In this genre, I also like (‘like’?) this version of Africa by Toto. The vocals are a half step off and off beat.
posted by umbú at 6:42 AM on January 14 [7 favorites]


Also, springo, I love the idea of a headcanon.
posted by umbú at 6:43 AM on January 14


> Many people are unfamiliar with Bruce Springsteen's forays into experimental pop.

Maybe you're joking, but this is actually a thing he has done. (A cover of Suicide's classic)
posted by ardgedee at 6:50 AM on January 14 [2 favorites]


Reminds me a lot of this Hercules and Love Affair track.
posted by mmcg at 7:46 AM on January 14


That was lovely, argedee, thanks.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:37 AM on January 14


For extra Nine Inch Nail-ness, play it at 1.25 speed!
posted by Laura Palmer's Cold Dead Kiss at 9:09 AM on January 14 [1 favorite]




With a sparser, electro background this would really work.
posted by Foosnark at 9:27 AM on January 14


Huh, my new vox arpeggiator has 5 settings: All C, She Wants Revenge, Depeche Mode, Rick Astley, and Christina Aguilera*. Oh, and a big black NIN button that plays them all at once with the drums replaced with compression artifacts!


*I got one of those online Master Class things for christmas last year, so now I get a lot of ads for them in youtube. The Deadmau5 ones are vaguely interesting, but then there’s the Christina Aguilera one, where she does a run from Ave Maria at full blast unaccompanied into the interview mic. If you’re perfect you can hit the ‘Skip ad in 5’ button just as it hits zero and be spared. I have become perfect.
posted by es_de_bah at 10:48 AM on January 14 [1 favorite]


Foosnark: Right? I found the acapella, I just need to find the secret processing sauce and I'll be able to make something truly interesting (beyond the lovely novelty we have here). The monotone'ized bassline isn't bad, either.
posted by rhizome at 10:54 AM on January 14


And now, after years of trying to recognize C by ear, whoomp, there it is.

(sung in C)
posted by zippy at 11:03 AM on January 14


I was getting a Talking Heads vibe as soon as the vocals kicked in (ignoring the strings in the background, of course)
posted by Thorzdad at 1:13 PM on January 14


Oh, The KLF have a new album out?
posted by humboldt32 at 1:53 PM on January 14


My ears are... ow.
posted by RyanAdams at 7:40 PM on January 14


I like this one better
posted by davejay at 9:57 PM on January 14


This is spectacular.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 10:38 AM on January 15


I was getting a Talking Heads vibe as soon as the vocals kicked in

I was just about to post that this is sounds like the best and/or worst Talking Heads tribute band.
posted by mhum at 2:28 PM on January 15


you'll likely also enjoy this guy's videos.

Pluffnub is indeed a master of the form.
posted by flabdablet at 4:52 AM on January 16 [1 favorite]


There is nothing quite like the experience of two YouTube tabs open at once, one playing Pluffnub's detuned Final Countdown and the other playing Take On Me, shittyfluted.

Attempting to synchronize them in any way is, of course, deprecated.
posted by flabdablet at 4:56 AM on January 16


Pluffnub vs Swift

<spoiler>Pluffnub wins</spoiler>
posted by flabdablet at 3:43 PM on January 16




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