Friday, January 9, 2009

One song in the style of another

Gyppo Byard has instigated posting videos of well-know songs played in a style disimilar to that originally intended. I'm not sure the banjo version of Motörhead's "Ace of Spades" can be topped, but here's something along a similar line - once again coming From (Little) Russia with L'vov - it's an accordion version of AC/DC's "Highway To Hell". The studio version of this actually sounds a bit more like a folk song. If one were on a highway to hell - and who hasn't been, at some time or other - one would want accordians.

11 comments:

Francis Sedgemore said...

Bitchin; mutch better than the crappy original version by those Anipodean colonial oiks. Accordions are the devil's instrument of underworld torture.

Gorilla Bananas said...

There's something in the lead singer's voice that reminds me of Errol Brown of Hot Chocolate. The way he ends each line with a kind of bleat.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

These East European boys have balls, they don't try and ape (sorry, GB) the original in an appalling accent, a la Filipino, but translate it all into their own language and play it in their own style. That's real men for you.

No Good Boyo said...

You ought to get Skryka to sponsor your blog, Gadjo. You're winning him fans far and wide. He could pay you in salo (slănină) - Ukraine's white gold.

scarlet-blue said...

Oops... I am late...*skids to a halt and falls over the dustbins in a blur of scarlet on rollerskates*

Anyhow... would they like to borrow some cod-pieces?
Sx

Gyppo Byard said...

Excellent! Always nice to find that at least one other person in the world shares one's strange cultural obsessions.

One is unaccountably reminded, however, of the Gary Larson cartoon contrasting scenes of the afterlife: in the first part, an angel is saying "Welcome to Heaven. Here's your harp." In the second, a devil is saying "Welcome to Hell. Here's your accordion..."

Gadjo Dilo said...

Cheers, Francis. To be fair, though, Australia did send us Rolf Harris by way of reparation :-)

Your mind is a constant amazement of synapses to me, Bananas; I'll take your for that there's an Errol Brown parallel there but I'm darned if I hear it!

Your right, Daphers, it's the sign of real men that they did it their way. Frank Sinatra on the other hand just sung that he did, which we can all do.

Boyo, I have my work cut out already refusing salo/slănină, but I'd be happy for Mr Skrypka's patronage. I could even send him some Romanian gas as token of friendship.

Never too late Scarlet! (And btw did your skirt ride up a bit when you fell over? Sorry, but I've just come back from Maramures when the women's local costume - worn on Sundays even when it's -10, as today - is a green woollen miniskirt).

Thanks Gyppo! I remember another cartoon about dogs in heaven where one of them is saying "what kind of heaven is this where you aren't allowed to sniff bottoms"! (I actually love the sound of an accordion, but then I'm a bit naff).

scarlet-blue said...

My skirt is always riding up unnecessarily. A good tug and down it comes...
Sx

Barry Teeth, Beet Poet said...

This is all well and good, but Ted Chippington's version of She Loves You would knock this into a cocked hat.

Kevin Musgrove said...

I'm with Barry on this one.

Still not a patch on Leonard Cohen Sings Tight Fit, though.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Scarley, one yank and it's off, eh? :-)

Barry, Kevin, you must post videos of these songs. I'd never heard of Ted Chippington, but now I feel want to embrace him as a brother. Leonard Cohen's had enough embracing - an ex-girlfriend of mine even named her sprog after him for heaven's sake.