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.
If you don’t remember Wintergatan’s marvelous marble machine, go back and watch the video first, then watch this clip, in which they arranged a version of the memorable track that can actually be played on a piano. You can grab the sheet music or MIDI file for yourself.
Jon Sudano has built a name for himself by creating a series of videos in which replaces the lyrics to popular songs with those from the Smash Mouth hit All-Star. We can’t decide if we like his RHCP, Foster the People or Radiohead best. He also knows some Nickelback.
We’ve heard plenty of cover versions of the music from Mario games, but Samuraiguitarist knocked it out of the park with this one, which not only perfectly lines up with the gameplay in the top left corner, but includes appropriate sound effects produced with his guitar.
Musician Luna Lee rocks out another awesome cover version on her classic Korean string instrument, this time taking on Pink Floyd’s 1979 classic Another Brick in the Wall. While Lee is from the South, the tune seems especially apropos of North Korea’s confomist society.
Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells (aka The Exorcist theme) requires multiple musicians when played on anything but a synthesizer due to its layering. Arranger Phil Toms and musician Steve Bingham replicated the track using a loop box to augment his single string instrument.
The Who’s Baba O’Reily isn’t an easy tune to play, especially given that the original’s rhythm was an organ effect. While we’re not exactly blown away by the vocals in Stewart Bozarth’s 2007 rendition, his piano playing is top notch. We love his drop-the-mic sort of finish.