Pianist Scott Bradlee gives the old ragtime treatment to Super Mario Bros. It's as if the music was always meant to be played that way.
Here's the obligatory death metal version from the Bowser Castle music:
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When I first saw Will Stahle's cover art for my novel Walkaway, I was pleased beyond all reason (and not least because I am an unabashed Stahle fanboy, as he is behind some of the greatest covers of our era, from Yiddish Policeman's Union to Autonomous to A Darker Shade of Magic to All the Birds in the Sky). Read the rest
Paweł Zadrożniak, aka Silent, created The Floppotron, the greatest new musical instrument in recent memory. Here is it playing Through the Fire and Flames from Dragonforce. Read the rest
Rob Scallon performs ingenious and odd Metallica covers, including this new one, "For Whom The Bell Tools" played on bells of all kinds. Perhaps he could encore with a similar reimagining of AC/DC's "Hells Bells."
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This peppy little cover by Postmodern Jukebox turned out quite nicely. Read the rest
Robbo writes, "Peter Sellers recorded a series of performances, in a variety of voices, reciting the lyrics of popular Beatles songs. It is demented weirdness - and perfect in all its madness." Read the rest
Guitarist Eva Vergilova, from Sofia, Bulgaria, posts videos of herself playing classic rocks songs on the electric guitar. Here's her rendition of Aerosmith's "Dream On." Last year she covered Prince's "Purple Rain." Read the rest
This "olden style" rendition of the New Order classic Blue Monday uses only instruments available in the 1930s. Performed by Orkestra Obsolete, it features a theremin, a musical saw, a hammered dulcimer, a zither, and singing glasses.[BBC via Open Culture] Read the rest
Here's bd594's catchy cover version of the Doors' 1966 hit, “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” performed using old computer equipment. The first half of the video is an instrumental version. The second half has a version with vocals provided by a speech synthesizer.
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A great cover. They are having fun, son. Read the rest