Most of us know it better as the opening theme from The Lone Ranger, but whatever you know the finale of Rossini’s energetic William Tell Overture as, you’ve probably never heard it played using a model train and a bunch of bottles. Hi-ho Silver, Away!
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Musician Josh Cohen has a thing for performing cover versions of Radiohead tunes on his grand piano. Each and every one of the tracks will pull you in and won’t let go with its quiet intensity. We can’t decide if Everything In Its Right Place or Daydreaming is our favorite.
Musician Randy George created this clip almost a decade ago, performing the most unusual cover version we’ve ever heard of Gnarls Barkley’s hit tune Crazy – using a theremin in place of the lead vocals. Given the title and subject matter of the song, it’s somehow fitting.
We’re gonna be waiting a really long time for the final episodes of Game of Thrones to arrive. For now, we’ll have to satisfy our craving with Stjepan and Luka’s powerful and emotionally-charged arrangement of The Rains of Castamere and the Game of Thrones theme.
Lamont Landers and his bandmates Bowen Robertson, Jaraven Moe Hill, and Kevin Canada turn in an awesome medley of Earth, Wind & Fire, Sly and the Family Stone, and a dash of funky love makin’ tossed in for good measure. Want some mo? Try on some Bill Withers.
“Here, there’s no music here. I’m lost in streams of sound. Here, am I nowhere now? No plan.” Tom Hingston’s music video for one of Bowie’s final tracks will pierce you to the core, its static-filled screens where Ziggy, the Thin White Duke, and Bowie’s other personas once appeared.
Along with vinyl, cassette tapes are staging their own comeback, with ongoing interest from electronic musicians who find the analog sound and hiss complements rather than detracts from their music. The Vinyl Factory explores this growing movement. (Thanks Paul!)