I used to like this song
March 16, 2021 2:27 PM   Subscribe

Youtube channel There I Ruined It take your favorite songs and transform them into new genres of music. E.g. Folsom Prison Blues as disco, Enter Sandman as a kid's song, We Will Rock you as Dixieland
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*zip whistle emoji*
posted by vorpal bunny at 2:45 PM on March 16 [9 favorites]


I like the Cash one.

Accidentally related: Metallica performed at the recent socially-distanced Blizzcon '21, which was streamed on Twitch. Automated copyright over-reaction hilarity ensued.
posted by dumbland at 2:50 PM on March 16 [9 favorites]


Look, there's Ron and Nancy!
posted by wenestvedt at 2:51 PM on March 16 [3 favorites]


More like "there, I made it better" amirite? Honky tonk version of Every Breath You Take
posted by NoMich at 2:51 PM on March 16 [8 favorites]


I love this channel and I am so pleased to see them getting love here on MeFi.

I was devastated when their ragtime version of "Satisfaction" by the Stones got taken down. However awkward you're imagining it, multiply that by ten.
posted by armeowda at 2:55 PM on March 16 [7 favorites]


The Cash one is pretty fucked up
posted by Windopaene at 3:17 PM on March 16 [1 favorite]


The "80s Electronic" Johnny B. Goode is essentially Silicon Teens
posted by SansPoint at 3:44 PM on March 16


These are great. I strongly approve of cross-genre.
I've done Folsom Pinball Blues like this since before 2017, and I also do reggae versions of Take On Me and Don't Think Twice (all of this on ukulele, if it wasn't already bad enough), but the use of the original video is fabulous.

More, please.
posted by MtDewd at 4:01 PM on March 16 [5 favorites]


So it's like a modern version of a 1970s variety show?
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 4:14 PM on March 16 [1 favorite]


Slaughter of the Bluegrass does a lot of Metal = Bluegrass revamps, see Amon Amarth's 'Twilight of the Thunder God'

Rockabye Baby has a number of albums revising alt-rock and the like as children's lullabys, here's their take on NIN's 'Wish' (you can follow along when the xylophone says 'fist fuck'!)
posted by FatherDagon at 4:17 PM on March 16 [1 favorite]


Accidentally related: Metallica performed at the recent socially-distanced Blizzcon '21, which was streamed on Twitch.

It was also streamed by Blizzard itself, which (obviously) licensed the track, so anyone who wasn't engaging in the unnecessary "streaming of a stream" (such as myself) heard For Whom The Bell Tolls just fine.
posted by sideshow at 4:34 PM on March 16


Chop Suey, as bluegrass.
posted by metabaroque at 5:16 PM on March 16 [1 favorite]


Pat Boone: Enter the Sandman.
posted by clavdivs at 6:07 PM on March 16


My old band used to do outlaw country style covers of Pearl Jam’s Jeremy and the Airplane’s White Rabbit, so I love this. Thank you!
posted by brand-gnu at 7:11 PM on March 16 [3 favorites]


I recommend for those of you who are performers that you throw one totally unexpected number into your set. I strongly recommend it.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:21 PM on March 16 [2 favorites]


Always amusing, but just occasionally this type of humorous music results in the sublime.
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 7:41 PM on March 16 [2 favorites]


Arguably the new innovation here is the total pisstake of the genre, in the same spirit as the [insert musician] shreds, or my favorite, the musicless music video (aaaaaaaaah)

Done straight, the genre-bending frequently results in the sublime: NIN's Closer as funk (Kenton Chen FTW), Every 1's a Winner (metal style), country cover of Public Enemy's Bring the Noise....these are just the ones off the top of my head.
posted by ivan ivanych samovar at 8:34 PM on March 16 [3 favorites]


I was sure I'd actually find one of these I liked, but nope. Well and awfully done.
posted by cccorlew at 8:44 PM on March 16


Hey kids, if you hate these, you're going to loathe Weird Al Yankovic's polkas...
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 9:05 PM on March 16 [3 favorites]


There's an entire country/bluegrass version of The Wall. Here's Comfortably Numb, to get a taste.
posted by hippybear at 9:20 PM on March 16 [3 favorites]


I just enjoyed the hell out of that.
posted by vrakatar at 9:44 PM on March 16


So much joy, sooo much joy, consumes me in this genre.
(The neuroscientist in me suspects some phasic dopamine release from some reward error prediction but the behaviorist screams "F*** yeah, rock on" (...even to the disco, and especially to the kiddo music - I grew up on Raffi, pre-banana phone).)
posted by rubatan at 9:45 PM on March 16 [2 favorites]


Hey kids, if you hate these, you're going to loathe Weird Al Yankovic's polkas...

Those are a real treat at his concerts. (If you’ve never seen him live, he puts on a hell of a show. The band is fantastic.)
posted by azpenguin at 10:32 PM on March 16


Ooh, these are fun!

My favorite thing in this genre is "What if Lizzo's Truth Hurts was by Mumford & Sons?", a collaboration between Ali Spagnola (who buys a banjo just to sample it for this one track) and Nataly Dawn (of Pomplamoose). Personally, I think the "making of" is as entertaining as the final result, if not more so.
posted by sibilatorix at 10:59 PM on March 16 [7 favorites]


Done straight, the genre-bending frequently results in the sublime

Synthwave Alice In Chains
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 12:31 AM on March 17


I was devastated when their ragtime version of "Satisfaction" by the Stones got taken down. However awkward you're imagining it, multiply that by ten.

You can still get satisfaction from his Reddit post of it.
posted by rory at 3:51 AM on March 17 [4 favorites]




That Metallica made me laugh so hard. I forwarded it to a friend whose two teen sons play heavy metal in their basement.
posted by waving at 5:08 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Here's Comfortably Numb, to get a taste

And here's Dub Side of the Moon to get a longer taste of something else.

The ruins in the OP are fun but for my money the master of creative ruination is Andy Rehfeldt:

Black Sabbath-War Pigs(Smooth Jazz Version)
Rage Against The Machine-Killing In The Name(Less Angry Version)

and the one to watch if you think you've only got time for one,

Rammstein-Du Hast(Bossa Nova Version)
posted by flabdablet at 6:35 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


Elvis Costello's cover of Femme Fatale with a cajun twist
posted by nathan_teske at 7:00 AM on March 17


Recently, on the radio, I heard someone doing a cover of Lorde's Royals, but in an adult-contemporary vibe. It was unintentionally horrific and would fit right in with all of these.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:10 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]




Various bluegrass covers. It's a thing. Kind of partial to Rocket Man myself.
posted by BWA at 7:34 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


(The Stan Rogers Sea Shanty as Power Metal song slot has already been grabbed by Unleash the Archers, in case anyone was wondering)
posted by rongorongo at 7:37 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


That Song 2 is pretty much a perfect "thanks, I hate it." So thanks, I hate it.

The Rammstein is fantastic, though. A+ would text to my friend who introduced me to Rammstein.
posted by fedward at 8:11 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Do you also have a friend who introduced you to Pearl Jam?
posted by flabdablet at 9:00 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


I like that one better than Livin' on a Polka Prayer.
posted by fedward at 9:10 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


That's the one that I want.
posted by flabdablet at 9:17 AM on March 17


YouTube is now suggesting mashups like this winning James Hetfield and the News concert video.
posted by fedward at 9:21 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Mary Poppins, Shirley Temple and Greta Thunberg have also apparently been smoking far too many cigarettes, but Dolly Parton is just metal.
posted by flabdablet at 9:34 AM on March 17


random guy says:
In this version of the movie, Dorothy eats the lion, burns the scarecrow on his post, turns the tinman's body into shivs, skins the flying monkeys and wears their faces as a dress, and shows up at the wizard's place with the wicked witch's intestines wrapped around her head like a turban... the wizard's fate is never shown, but his screams are heard for the entirety of the end credits
and it's hard to disagree.
posted by flabdablet at 9:38 AM on March 17 [4 favorites]




klezmer version of Rammstein's Du Hasst
posted by ivan ivanych samovar at 9:50 AM on March 17 [4 favorites]


This is a thing that I had managed to forget exists.
posted by box at 10:14 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


Another Stan Rogers song Metallized: Barrett's Privateers
posted by Hardcore Poser at 10:17 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


This is a thing that I had managed to forget exists

and this is a thing that arguably shouldn't.
posted by flabdablet at 10:36 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


oh make him stop
posted by flabdablet at 10:38 AM on March 17




nope nope nope nope nope nopenopenopenope aaargh
posted by flabdablet at 10:46 AM on March 17


Oh, I dunno -- Lounge Against the Machine is a pretty good name for a band.
posted by Quasirandom at 11:15 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


No mention yet of Dread Zeppelin?
posted by Thorzdad at 1:23 PM on March 17 [4 favorites]


How about a minimal synth version of "D'ya Think I'm Sexy"
posted by SansPoint at 1:31 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Type O Negative had a little side trade in sliding these sort of things into their albums. Summer Breeze the metal version is legitimately excellent.
posted by Dr.Enormous at 1:33 PM on March 17


This has reminded me to check in on Postmodern Jukebox. Not sure how I missed this Careless Whisper and this Don't Stop Believin'.
posted by fedward at 1:47 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]


Oh my gosh, that PMJ Don't Stop Believin' is FABOO. Not just because it's a full video, unlike their usual, but the unadulterated JOY of it all. Thank you, fedward!
posted by Quasirandom at 2:03 PM on March 17


In the 80s Australian TV had a show which closed to a different cover variation on Stairway To Heaven. CW: Rolf Harris
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 2:27 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Nouvelle Vague is an enjoyable thing.
posted by ovvl at 3:23 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


Y’all ever heard of Hayseed Dixie?

Back In Black

Dirty Deeds

Etc etc etc. :)
posted by ZakDaddy at 7:55 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]


I've been really enjoying Wolf Like Me as a folk song lately.
posted by joannemerriam at 10:12 AM on March 19


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