I bless the acid rains down in Africa
October 27, 2018 5:19 AM   Subscribe

Look, the old ones are disabled to response, so here is the monthly Toto's Africa awesomeness thread. This time, pitched out (previously: off beat). previously with Pluffnub.
posted by avi111 (21 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
this sounds like an outtake from amon duul ii's hijack album - until the chorus, which sounds like the legendary stardust cowboy on quaaludes

probably more fun to make than listen to
posted by pyramid termite at 6:10 AM on October 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


The Mark Knopfler remix
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:47 AM on October 27, 2018 [1 favorite]




I wish I had ever enjoyed anything as much as this dude enjoyed making this metal cover of Africa.
posted by straight at 7:46 AM on October 27, 2018 [19 favorites]


Angel City Chorale performing Africa.
posted by bunderful at 7:57 AM on October 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


I wish I had ever enjoyed anything as much as this dude yt enjoyed making this metal cover of Africa.

That man is — and I do not use this word lightly — rejoicing.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:15 AM on October 27, 2018 [6 favorites]


I wish I had ever enjoyed anything as much as this dude yt enjoyed making this metal cover of Africa.

Every metalhead I've ever hung out with, from birth to now, has an attitude like this guy is putting on display. 🤘
posted by davejay at 8:37 AM on October 27, 2018 [3 favorites]


I mean, he might have been teetering on the edge of insufferably-pleased-with-himself until he opens the door and Hey! Its some buddies who came over for the We're Making A Metal Cover Of Africa party! And after that I'm just glad that somebody gets to live in the Wyld Stallyns Utopia timeline.
posted by straight at 9:31 AM on October 27, 2018 [16 favorites]


Ahem.
posted by WCityMike at 10:07 AM on October 27, 2018


This made me laugh a lot so thanks. It sounded like a radio dj doing a William-Shatner style interpretation of the song. I also really enjoyed the YT comment that said "I don't bless the rains down in whatever the hell this is".
posted by bleep at 10:28 AM on October 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


I bless the v/vm version of the "Lady in red"
posted by avi111 at 10:52 AM on October 27, 2018 [6 favorites]


Just because I don't think I've seen it posted in these threads and I was recently plumbing my memory for it, I believe this was the absolute beginning of the Africa resurgence.
posted by rhizome at 10:58 AM on October 27, 2018 [3 favorites]


I would just like to say that the snare drum sound in the Wheezer cover ruins the song.
posted by vibrotronica at 11:03 AM on October 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


I wish I had ever enjoyed anything as much as this dude enjoyed making this metal cover of Africa.


That was awesome. I especially loved the look on his face when his friends knocked on the door. I also think I have the exact same bass guitar as that guy.
posted by 4ster at 11:08 AM on October 27, 2018


A lot of things ruined the Weezer version, so much so that I've come full circle and think there's really only one thing that ruined it: Weezer themselves. Sidenote: it also convinced me that Weezer is a band that has never made music I like (I'm sure they're nice people though).
posted by rhizome at 11:10 AM on October 27, 2018


Also, after this led me wandering through various "previously on MetaFilter" links I hit a YouTube comment:
Can you believe they named an entire continent after this song?
And literally LOLed.
posted by straight at 11:13 AM on October 27, 2018 [8 favorites]


Homsar is back, and he's in a toto cover band.
posted by Ansible at 11:15 AM on October 27, 2018 [2 favorites]


It also reminds me of an audible take on tHe sPoNgEbOb mEmE of wRiTinG lIke ThIs tO MoCk SoMeThInG
posted by bleep at 11:25 AM on October 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


I wish I had ever enjoyed anything as much as this dude enjoyed making this metal cover of Africa.

I loled and headbanged, I also WANT that kitteh range t shirt the guitariat was wearing.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 6:27 PM on October 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


partially related: toto's africa intro x still d.r.e. ending
posted by numaner at 2:49 AM on October 28, 2018 [1 favorite]


I loled and headbanged

If it's headbanger classics you're after, Andy Rehfeldt has you covered.
posted by flabdablet at 10:35 PM on October 28, 2018 [1 favorite]


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