gonna take my Shrek to the
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What if autotune but too much?
posted by zachlipton at 2:20 PM on July 23, 2019 [2 favorites]


Okay, the first one is gold.
posted by General Malaise at 2:27 PM on July 23, 2019 [1 favorite]


I was going to comment that dinty_moore's post should give credit to Pop Sonnets, only to find Pop Sonnets' version is completely different.
posted by skullhead at 2:33 PM on July 23, 2019 [5 favorites]


Oh no.
posted by schmod at 2:46 PM on July 23, 2019


I am upset . This is upsetting .
posted by French Fry at 2:58 PM on July 23, 2019


Cleanse your mind from one of these abominations by listening to Toots and the Maytals’ Country Roads cover.
posted by sallybrown at 3:17 PM on July 23, 2019 [19 favorites]


Alternately, uncleanse your mind with All Star but it's The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky.
posted by solarion at 3:19 PM on July 23, 2019 [12 favorites]


Holy cow, sallybrown, that is great. I don't know these guys at all, thanks for putting them on my radar.
posted by cortex at 3:26 PM on July 23, 2019 [3 favorites]


Omg cortex, you have some great listening ahead of you!
posted by sallybrown at 3:42 PM on July 23, 2019 [3 favorites]


thanks i hate it
posted by Reclusive Novelist Thomas Pynchon at 3:52 PM on July 23, 2019 [11 favorites]


All Star but it's Pumped Up Kicks but it's Bananaphone
posted by oulipian at 4:07 PM on July 23, 2019 [4 favorites]


Holy crap that is a great cover Sallybrown. Cortex, if that's your speed at all, you should tune into xray on Sunday mornings for the Impact Sound.
posted by furnace.heart at 4:14 PM on July 23, 2019 [3 favorites]


All Star but it's Pumped Up Kicks but it's Bananaphone

LINK PLZ
posted by wenestvedt at 6:15 PM on July 23, 2019 [3 favorites]


Kill me
posted by interrupt at 6:19 PM on July 23, 2019


All Star but it's Pumped Up Kicks but it's Bananaphone

I want to hear this very much.
posted by curious nu at 6:25 PM on July 23, 2019 [3 favorites]


This joke NEVER GETS OLD. I love this, all of it. I love every time a variation gets posted. I laughed, I cried, I regained faith in humanity and in Metafilter.
posted by kerf at 6:28 PM on July 23, 2019 [7 favorites]


lol I forgot about the Mystery Men tie-in which led to Paul Reubens and Janeane Garafalo being in this music video.
posted by mullacc at 6:34 PM on July 23, 2019 [4 favorites]


WELCOME TO HELL
posted by The Hamms Bear at 8:39 PM on July 23, 2019 [2 favorites]


oh
posted by OverlappingElvis at 9:39 PM on July 23, 2019


Okay, the use of the instrumental solo in All Star as the whistling part in Country Roads is inspired.
posted by Rush-That-Speaks at 9:59 PM on July 23, 2019 [3 favorites]


Somebody once told me
There's a statue in the Gobi
That's mostly gone from over the knees
Visage lying in the sand
With a sneer of cold command
Cuz the sculptor knew just how to please

Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
Empires falling and statues crumbling
Check out the words he left behind
On the statue in the desert that nobody can find:

Hey now, you're a big shot, you think you're so big
Well I'm Ozymandias and look what *I* did

All that's left there is sand
Only shooting stars light the land
posted by moonmilk at 10:30 PM on July 23, 2019 [33 favorites]


Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
Empires falling and statues crumbling


All around the world statues crumble for me...
posted by wildblueyonder at 10:35 PM on July 23, 2019 [3 favorites]


Toots and the Maytalls, except it's Reggae Got Soul.
posted by yhbc at 10:59 PM on July 23, 2019 [1 favorite]


cortex: Holy cow, sallybrown, that is great. I don't know these guys at all, thanks for putting them on my radar.

The Toots and the Maytals album this cover of Country Roads comes from is called In the Dark, it’s really great. It also comes from an equally great album Funky Kingston, which is mostly made up of songs from In the Dark, as well as the spectacular single Pressure Drop, and three songs from a previous album, also called Funky Kingston, also absolutely wonderful. Both Funky Kingstons feature a superb cover of Louie Louie.
posted by Kattullus at 11:38 PM on July 23, 2019 [2 favorites]




Also the bass lick that leads from the intro to the refrain in that Louie Louie cover is my all-time favorite bass lick
posted by Jon_Evil at 11:43 PM on July 23, 2019 [1 favorite]




Josh this is horrible.
posted by JoeBlubaugh at 12:12 AM on July 24, 2019


Somebody once told me
The world was gonna roll me
I ain't really the best of the web.

(Kidding, I love all things All Star)
posted by Tehhund at 4:19 AM on July 24, 2019 [1 favorite]


the ring-rings start coming and they don’t stop coming
you better get your game on, faster than my bananaphone
posted by oulipian at 5:32 AM on July 24, 2019 [2 favorites]


Hey now
that was your breakfast
but I ate it
forgive me

Hey now
they were so delicious
and so sweet

and all that's in the icebox's so cold
so I've eaten all the plums . . .
posted by dinty_moore at 6:37 AM on July 24, 2019 [10 favorites]


This is the key comment (from the first one): The most 2019 video I've seen in 2019.
posted by Morpeth at 7:06 AM on July 24, 2019 [2 favorites]






Country Roads but it's a bunch of children in Halifax on ukulele

I think it's just the last couple months catching up with me but that kinda did me in, which is a weird place to be emotionally in my own post about Smashmouth shitposting. It's very pretty, thanks for linking it.
posted by cortex at 12:02 PM on July 24, 2019 [5 favorites]




Yeah, I love that version, and hope I didn't give the impression that I was posting it ironically.
posted by The Card Cheat at 2:53 PM on July 24, 2019


No, not at all!
posted by cortex at 3:25 PM on July 24, 2019


All of this guy's 'All Star' Rearrangements, including a Game of Thrones rearrangement that also does a Shrek-themed stop-motion GOT opening.
posted by WCityMike at 5:58 PM on July 24, 2019 [1 favorite]


Ooh, we're doing unexpected covers? Awesome! Black Sabbath's Changes, but it's by Charles Bradley (live for the Toronto Star, with a bit of background)
posted by filthy light thief at 6:13 AM on July 25, 2019 [2 favorites]


If we're completely abandoning irony in here now, I just found out Brittain Ashford answered the niche yet essential question of What If Great Comet of 1812 But Sadder? with this new cover of Sonya Alone, her song from the show.
posted by zachlipton at 2:30 PM on July 25, 2019


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