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May 17, 2020 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Yoko Kanno's band Seatbelts reunite for a virtual session to play Tank! [SLYT], the beloved theme from the anime (and soon to be live action series) Cowboy Bebop.
posted by dephlogisticated (16 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
 
> soon to be live action series

You're gonna carry that weight.
posted by glonous keming at 10:54 AM on May 17 [5 favorites]


hey that's eric miyashiro on trumpet! he also played flugelhorn on the animal crossing: new horizons theme. man, what a life…
posted by pmdboi at 11:39 AM on May 17 [6 favorites]


Why is it that I can find nothing else about, or by, this band? The last time I looked I was lucky to find that one track on YouTube and nowhere else. Is this the only thing they ever recorded?
posted by ericales at 12:13 PM on May 17


I really love these as a genre, and this one was really great. However, I found myself surprised that they didn't see the little trumpet figure before the final chord as vital to the song, because I was really waiting for that di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-dit di-di-di-di-dit di-di-di-di-di-dee .
posted by ob1quixote at 12:19 PM on May 17 [1 favorite]


Why is it that I can find nothing else about, or by, this band? The last time I looked I was lucky to find that one track on YouTube and nowhere else. Is this the only thing they ever recorded?

The band was formed by Yoko Kanno for the sole purpose of recording music for Cowboy Bebop. I don't think they ever made any music unrelated to the series, though they have done some live performances. There are other gems on the soundtrack with a similar jazzy feel, for example Rush.
posted by dephlogisticated at 12:34 PM on May 17 [2 favorites]


In a similar vein, here's a performance of The Real Folk Blues featuring a bunch of the original vocalists.
posted by Sokka shot first at 1:17 PM on May 17 [9 favorites]


Still a killer track.
posted by rodlymight at 2:01 PM on May 17 [1 favorite]


Why is it that I can find nothing else about, or by, this band? The last time I looked I was lucky to find that one track on YouTube and nowhere else. Is this the only thing they ever recorded?

There are multiple albums worth of music from the series, by this band. Do a search for Cowboy Bebop OST.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 4:00 PM on May 17 [1 favorite]


And here's a playlist of all the Cowboy Bebop OSTs - the full Seatbelts oeuvre, so to speak - on Youtube.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 4:18 PM on May 17 [3 favorites]


They are encouraging people to film themselves playing along, and then publishing new mixes featuring fans’ contributions. Awesome project. I’d love to see some of the MeFi Music regulars get involved…
posted by robcorr at 1:44 AM on May 18


I mostly just love the name Starducks. This is their website for this project, where "[o]nly good kids staying-at-home like a good dog can participate".
posted by trig at 2:59 AM on May 18


I feel kinda sorry for the flautist. You have to take it on faith that there's music coming from him.
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 5:29 AM on May 18 [1 favorite]


and is that bongo player not the uninamed MATARO also of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons sensation?
posted by davemee at 7:03 AM on May 18


Speaking of "Real Folk Blues", they posted that song today, with Mai Yamane on vocals.
posted by tobascodagama at 7:58 AM on May 18 [3 favorites]


Baddup, baddup, baddup ba dah daaaaaahhhhh!
posted by Coaticass at 11:22 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


Bah, came here to post Real Folk Blues but I was beaten to the punch.
posted by Fleebnork at 5:44 AM on May 19


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