Sunday, September 26, 2010

This goes so far past Wrong that it circles clean back around to Right.

I sat through the entire video in slack-jawed wonder...



(H/T to Dad's Deadpool Blog.)

39 comments:

Paul said...

So Devo went bluegrass. . .interesting

Anonymous said...

These guys are great. Better than the original I do say. I am currently walking like an egyptian.

Jay G said...

They also do "Enter Sandman" and "I Kissed a Girl"

This is either the most awesome thing I've seen today or the most terrifying...

Mattexian said...

Go check out "Hayseed Dixie", lots of bluegrass covers of metal.

Anonymous said...

I listened to some more. "The Girl With no Pantyline" made my heart weep.

TheGraybeard said...

If this is so wrong it wraps around to right, then Hayseed Dixie "Walk This Way" is a religious experience.

pax said...

I have a Metallica in Bluegrass CD around here somewhere.

og said...

I like how they worked "Turkey in the straw" into it.

I've always loved "iron horse"'s version of "Crazy Train"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMrAbPSUhA4

Robert Langham said...

Are you sure this isn't a video from a parallel universe that just slipped into ours through a wormhole in the space/time continuum?

Carteach0 said...

I had to watch their rendition of 'Hocus Pokus', and must now go pour bleach into my ears and eyes.

WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG

westofthewest said...

Check out The Gourds doing "Gin and Juice"

Stephen said...

This is why I love the Internet. Unexpected treasure on a Sunday morning. The link to Hayseed Dixie has also now guaranteed that several chores planned for the next little while won't be happening. :-)

Scott said...

I love it. But then I do live in North Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

I'm just too scared to start playing it and so I'm listening to their version of Ace of Spades.

Well .. err .. I just don't know what to think now.

Ok, now I'll listen to Walk Like An Egyptian.

Terry

Lewis said...

westofthewest:

You will pay, sir. That was my comment, word for word, drafted as I read the post. But yaz beets mez!

Anonymous said...

Ok, so it's not that Hayseed Dixie band.

And err .. well, you gotta love the crowd's sense of humor and yeah, it's so out of left field, it's good.

Now I want to hear either of those bands do Anarchy in the UK

Terry

Stephen said...

Update: Having passed along both a link to your post and also a link to the Hayseed Dixie vid in comments, I am now catching much grief from the folks in my little facebook family group. Nobody is getting anything done! Aunts, cousins, friends, all bustin' out their inner hillbilly via YouTube. At least it's on the weekend. :-)

Matt G said...

GrEaTnEsS!

I didn't hear "Turkey In The Straw." Going back for a second listen.

Just now listening their cover of the more recent "I Kissed A Girl" song. (Their take was quite humorous at "...I hope mah boyfriend don't mind it...")

They're as fun Me First And The Gimme Gimmes' covers.

Paul said...

I also discovered the "Pickin' On" series. . .they do bluegrass covers (instrumentals only) of rock tunes. . . Downloaded "Street Fightin' Man" off of amazon. . . check it out. . pretty funny!

the pistolero said...

Oh man, that reminded me: How about a bluegrass version of "Super Freak," by Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Hornsby and John Anderson?
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3e5_1179370125

Brad K. said...

I liked the line

"Foreign types
with their hookie (hookah) pipes"

Classic. Thanks!

I think I'll dig out my Absolute Torch and Twang CD (Ellen DeGeneres' good buddy, K.D. Lang). Full Moon Full of Love and Big Boned Gal, yee-hah!

tickmeister said...

Check out Jim and Jessie pick on Chuck Berry from the early 1960's. This stuff goes back.

Bubblehead Les. said...

As to going WAY back, did anyone have a problem a few decades ago when a certain Country Music Star ripped off the Strauss Bros. from Austria? You know, that lil' tune called "Tennessee Waltz?" ; )

reflectoscope said...

The drummer looks pretty intense. Why, I don't know.

Jim

The Freeholder said...

Up until now, the best cover I'd ever heard was a thrash version of "Mrs. Robinson".

David said...

I used to do a bluegrass music show on a local radio station, and one of my favorite things to do (I did it every shift) was to slip in a bluegrass cover of a pop or rock song. There's actually quite a lot of them...

Mike S said...

That drummer looks like he's absolutely terrified of something...

Derius Thoran said...

I have no words....well except for these...

Freddyboomboom said...

Almost as good as this.

As the announcer says, Now for something completely different...

Tango Juliet said...

Some of the very best musicians in the world play bluegrass.

I love it!

Ken said...

Bluegrass -- is there anything it can't do?

Farmist said...

This is now my second-favorite version of this song. The first is The Bangles acappella version.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0ZUM6jelLQ&feature=related

Montie said...

Having now watched several of the Cleverlys covers of other rock songs on You Tube, I can only say that I am awestruck at exactly how something so wrong can be so right.

jed said...

Whut? Nobody's mentioned Luther Wright and the Wrongs doing The Wall? I mean, the entire CD.

Some years back, I watched Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers (alter ego band of Hot Rize) do some Hendrix. That was pretty mind bending.

ToddG said...

Two words: Richard Cheese.
Four more words: Down With The Sickness.

Brandon said...

That's getting shared with my three friends on FaceBook.

Nathan said...

Personally, I aspire to be the bass player.

That right there was teh awesome.

mnrobot said...

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http://mindnumbedrobot.com/2010/09/30/speechless/2903