Bottle Band Battle
February 4, 2010 11:42 AM   Subscribe

Nine bands enter, only one emerges sober • Timelapsed, three college-age kids play the Theme to Tetris around a table on beer bottles • The Magic Blow_ob Ensemble plays Shostakovich's "Jazz Suite #2" on beer bottles • Two Polish Buskers play Greig's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" on beer bottles • The Bottle Band (also from Poland) performs "The Entertainer" on beer bottles • The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra plays the Victoria Bitter beer jingle on Victoria Bitter beer bottles • St. Luke's Bottle Band plays Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Reed Flutes" on beer and other bottles • The Bowen Beer Bottle Band [previously] performs "Do You Hear What I Hear?" on beer bottles • An ensemble wearing matching clothing plays "Mamma Mia" by ABBA on beer bottles • The J2O Bottle Blowing Choir performs "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (they are too young for beer) •

More about the Bottle Bands:

The time-lapse entries come from YouTube account xandabach: First take of the Tetris Theme from a different angleThe Looney Toons themeCarol of the Bells • Family Guy's Dueling BottlesMary Had a Little LambThe Rugrats Theme (with real-time play) •

The Magic Blowjob Ensemble performs "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (angle 2), as does The Bottle Band.

Here's more from those two Polish Buskers, performing on a street in Oslo, Norway: MozartSatisfactionDrunken SailorStand By MeYellow SubmarineO Susanna

The Victoria Bitter Beer bottle is conveniently tuned to a 'C' as shown in this "Making Of the Commercial" video.

The Bowen Beer Bottle Band Barely Blogs

St. Luke's Bottle Band has an extensive repetoire.

How to make your own instrument
Technical aspects to beer bottle blowing

This guy is doing it wrong
This guy is doing it right but without the bottles
This is somewhat related
posted by not_on_display (9 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Heh, best MLYT post *ever*.

Makes me want to break out a few bottles and see what I can do. :D
posted by pla at 12:04 PM on February 4, 2010

Makes me want to break out a few bottles and see what I can do.

Awkwardly hit on a few ladies at the bar and then pass out in a pool of your own sick?
posted by backseatpilot at 12:18 PM on February 4, 2010

This is somewhat related

As much as I love all the bottle blowing, this was my favorite video.
posted by jessamyn at 12:18 PM on February 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

I can't wait to play ZORK with beer bottles.

Oh wait. I can't remember, but that might have already happened.
posted by Balisong at 1:54 PM on February 4, 2010

What, no "Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall"?
posted by GrammarMoses at 5:46 PM on February 4, 2010

Just when you think Shoshtakovich can't get any!
posted by PunkSoTawny at 6:51 PM on February 4, 2010

That was awesome, while digging deeper I stumbled on this somewhat related guy, who truly astounded me:
posted by wuakeen at 7:09 PM on February 4, 2010 [2 favorites]

" ...electric jug player Tommy Hall..." I think I'll be careful with this sort of thing. Roky Erickson might sue....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:04 AM on February 5, 2010

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