December 23, 2008

ORIGINAL VERSION OF A CLASSIC


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"Knocking on Heaven's Door" has to be one of Guns 'N Roses' biggest classics, and one of the most covered songs in the realm of YouTube. LRRG jdachiardi's cover however it's a bit different than the rest. Instead of just playing the chords at a similar speed than the original, he slows it down quite a bit, and using his own tone of voice, instead of trying to match that of Axl Rose's (thank God), he ends up with a nice and relaxed version of the song. This one is really worth a listen.

December 22, 2008

MMH NAILS THE LIVING LOVING MAID



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The last LRRG Submission before Christmas comes to us from the Living-Room Rock God with the biggest head: mymassivehead shows off his abilities on a guitar by doing Led Zeppelin's "Living Loving Maid," and does a perfect job.

In his info he says this one might be his last Zeppelin cover, and a quick browse through his videos tells me it has been so far. However, I do hope he reconsiders this, 'cause he kicks ass at it. (Does not mean he stopped doing videos. Just not doing any Zeppelin).

You guys should stop by his channel and request some Zeppelin from the great mega-cranium one!

Got a video you'd like to submit? Send it over to LRRGods@gmail.com, or the LRRG YouTube Channel with the title "LRRG Submission" or something other to that effect!

December 19, 2008

LRRG FRIDAY: "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Rob

In addition to the LRRG Submissions on Mondays, I've decided to use Fridays to post videos found among the LRRG's in the LRRG YouTube channel's friend list from now on. If you're not among the friends list there, send your request! Your video could be posted next!

And what better way to start this semi-new thing than with an epic rendition from one of the most looked up bassists in our LRRG community, not to mention the coiner of the term "Living-Room Rock God"? In two parts, zodiakironfist gives us Iron Maiden's "Rime Of The Ancient Marier" in his usual very rock-and-roll way. All hail the mighty zodiakironfist!

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Part 2

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Send your friend request to the LRRG YouTube channel so your videos can be considered in LRRG Fridays!

December 18, 2008

BOY, CAN HE PLAY GUITAR


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I'm pretty sure David Bowie would be proud as hell if he was to see and hear this great acoustic rendition from fellow UK musician, and LRRG, amazongift of his classic "Ziggy Stardust." He's got a great voice for this particular song. It does not sound like Bowie's himself, but still fits perfectly.

I do not like, however, his hat. Boston Red Sox, baby!

December 16, 2008

PATRIOTIC POST


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Looking for a drum cover to post today, I found chichothedrummer here doing a great rendition of Aerosmith's classic "Walk This Way." I was also glad to find he's a Mexican, so I posted him out of patriotism! Not that it would have made ay difference, because he nails the song. His recording room is awesome. If I had one of those, people would finally stop commenting on my dirty laundry.

December 15, 2008

JUNKIE REFLECTION



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After a very lazy week with just two updates, it's time to get back to work. How about some Tool for the week's starter played by Junkie825 (or "his Junkieness")? Our young bible-researcher-bassist friend picks up his lovely Rockbass and nails "Reflection" with a nice rock-and-roll metallic sound.

His cat is not a fan of Tool, however, since as you can see at the beginning of the video, it tries to stop the camera from rolling. Then loses interest, like cats do, with an attitude of "uh, whatever."

Got a video you'd like to submit? Send it over to LRRGods@gmail.com, or the LRRG YouTube Channel with the title "LRRG Submission" or something other to that effect!

December 9, 2008

ROMANIAN COVER BAND: ANTIPOP


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Romanian cover band, Antipop, have only 6 videos in their channel -found under the account name lesclaypoolMESE, the bassist's account- and they're all worth it. My own personal favorite is their rendition of Primus' "Electric Uncle Sam."

I don't know where they're playing at, but they make the small number of people there go wild! I also recommend their renditions of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Aeroplane" and Incubus' "The Warmth."

These people sure know how to have a good time. No wonder why Count Dracula lives there.

December 8, 2008

WHO WANTS CAKE?



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Once again, the creator of the RAW (Rock Around the Web) concept, the talented kdc300z submitted a great rendition of a great band: CAKE's "Short Skirt, Long Jacket." The sound on this one is great. It was a great choice to go with that guitar. It provides that Brian Setzer-like sound and fits the song perfectly. I encourage you to click that "Stereo" link on this one. It's really worth it.

I am also glad he didn't chose to appear wearing a short skirt and long jacket on the video.

Got a video you'd like to submit? Send it over to LRRGods@gmail.com, or the LRRG YouTube Channel with the title "LRRG Submission" or something other to that effect!

December 5, 2008

ENTER PIANOMAN


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All I can say about this one is "WOW!" This is a full rendition of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" played by vkgoeswild... ON PIANO! With the solo and everything! Eat your heart out, Apocalyptica.

December 4, 2008

HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, LRRG-ER


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Ever since those Daft Hands and Daft Bodies videos, everybody started doing crazy stuff with Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger," -specially after making it to the Weezer "Pork and Beans" video- and guitar covers are not the exception.

In a little over two minutes, guitarist LRRG catamuda delivers his rendition with great accuracy playing to the voice track of the original, making it tough as hell, since he has to jump from very high notes to very low ones in what would be an olympic record time.

In short, he plays it harder, better, faster*, stronger**.

*Not really faster, he stays in tempo.
**Not really stronger, but for the sake of the song's title...

December 2, 2008

DBC: It Finally Happened

Some DBC articles ago (the one about Tarzanism) I said that Douchebag Comments were not far from turning into caveman talk. I have to be honest with you. I didn't really believed it myself. But, it finally happened.

I remember my guitarist asking me not to post our "Pistola" rendition on YouTube because it wasn't our best rendition of the song. In fact, we screwed up a lot. There's even a moment in it -starting the second verse- where the singer looks at him with a look in his eyes of "what the hell are you doing?!" However, it was rehearsal ad we were just having fun so "no harm done," I thought.

I knew we were going to get some criticism, and even some straight-forward Douchebag Comments. But nothing would've prepared me for someone actually having a regression to the actual beginnings of the Human race:

Isn't that amazing? This person actually lost the ability to articulate! Out of all he could have said about this not-so-good rendition of Incubus' "Pistola," he went with this one: "ahghgrhaghrgah." I really don't know what to say in response. I'm afraid if I actually reply, he'll hurl a spear at me. Or maybe some rocks.

One look at this guy's profile was enough to find out this regression to the beginning of time itself was not a coincidence:

If he would've kept on writing, it would've sounded like this: "...so, aside from cheesey cliche'd comments, I like doing stuff. Lotsa stuff. Most of said "stuff" is reflected in my videos. Stuff is what me likes. Me likey stuff. ME. STUFF. GAH! UGH! AHGHGRHAGHRGAH!"

He's right about something, though. He says he likes to be funny. He is. What a funny Neanderthal he is.

Got a douchebag comment? Submit it to: LRRGods@gmail.com. Please include "Douchebag Comment" as a subject. Thank you!

December 1, 2008

UNJUSTIFIED LOW RATINGS



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Here's one video that's getting a lot of that "it's fake" crap, and also serves as living proof that douchebags usually don't read video descriptions and they know crap about playing an instrument or recording sound.

In this rendition of Metallica's "Enter Sandman,"LRRG Vanhalen1014 clearly states in his description that this was prerecorded. This means the sound take and the video take are two different takes alltogether, which, as a result, presents some video/audio insonsitencies, making the morons who spend their days negativelly comenting in YouTube videos automatically think it's fake. You know who also records their video and audio in different takes? most Holywood movies.

What really grinds my gears (please don't sue, Seth McFarlane) is people calling this guy a fake when one listen to the audio track makes it obvious that there's a guitar recorded. It even has boo-boo's on it.

So, according to the douchebags who call this guy a fake, he somehow equalized the original recording to bring the original guitar track forward, change the effect on it, and added some mistakes to it (digitally, I'm guessing) and the tried to synch it to the way he plays the song... so, by saying this guy is a fake, they're practically calling him a sound-edting genius.

Please stop by this tune and give it a bigger rating than it's 2-and-a-half stars, which it really doesn't deserve.

Got a video you'd like to submit? Send it over to LRRGods@gmail.com, or the LRRG YouTube Channel with the title "LRRG Submission" or something other to that effect!

November 28, 2008

THE YETI TAKES THE PLUNGE

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Joshua, also known as AjaxTheYeti finally took the plunge and decided to post a couple of vocal covers on his YouTube channel. Out of the two, this one is my favorite: PUSA's "Twig." Please watch his videos and comment on them to encourage him to post more and we can see more of the coolest beard in YouTube!

November 27, 2008

GROTESQUELY COOL


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I found this one among Rob's favorites, which is where I go when I want to post something of Death Metal, or Speed Metal, or Heavy Metal, or any other branch of Metal with another adjective altogether. I can always trust in finding something cool in there, like this one.

You just know it has to be a metal song when it's title is something like "Dead and Grotesque," and if you consider the band's name is Spawn Of Possession, then there's no doubt left... and if, on top of it, we take a look at the name of the guy playing, then even the tiniest shred of doubt of "hmm... well, maybe it's a jazz band" gets blown to smithereens: RiversofGore.

I don't know how guitarists who write riffs like this one can play 2-hour concerts, in all honesty. But it sure is entertaining to watch!

November 26, 2008

LETS TWIRRRLL


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Something every drummer should know is how to twirl a drum stick. For sure it's a tough thing to do, so let an expert such as lady LRRG LBird44 show you how it's done. In a little over 2 minutes, she breaks it down in a tutorial that's so easy to understand that even I could do it, and I can barely walk and chew gum at the same time. Now every drummer out there can show off like it's 1985!

November 25, 2008

STONEAGEARCHER PULLS A BULL'S EYE



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The info on this video by stoneagearcher says "my attempt at Rush's "Circumstances." I think it's safe to say: attempt successful. This American LRRG bangs on his lovely Rick bass nailing Geddy Lee's bass line with the calm and peaceful attitude of a blue whale. Anyone who's ever tried playing Rush knows playing a Geddy Lee-written bass line without a look of terror on one's face, or suffering serious finger-injury, is quite a achievement.

Got a video you'd like to submit? Send it over to LRRGods@gmail.com, or the LRRG YouTube Channel with the title "LRRG Submission" or something other to that effect!

November 21, 2008

BEAUTIFUL THUMB


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My buddy kdc300z has been making a lot of RAW videos recently. For those of you who don't remember, RAW stand for "Rock Around the Web" and you can get the intro for it in the LRRG YouTube Channel.

Thanks to him, I discovered HouseFunk here. They did a 311 collaboration together for "Purpose" [which you can see here] and I immediately subscribed to this talented bassist's channel. Yes, he's very good, and hardly ever misses a note, but I got to admit that was not my main motivaton. Despite our current campaign's slogan, this time my motivation is theft. He doesn't know I'm just measuring his room's dimentions, and when he least expects it, I'm going to climb off from the roof like Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible and steal that beautiful 5-string Thumb BO from him... SHHH!...

...Oh, he's playing 311's "Uncalm."

November 20, 2008

BAND REVIEW: MEDIEVAL

Not long ago, I got an e-mail from some guy thanking me for introducing him to Coroner thanks to my YouTube videos. After the results from the lab came back, which said I do not suffer from amnesia, I messaged him back and told him thank you, but I've never played Coroner. It did not take long for us to realize he was intending to contact Rob (zodiakironfist) who, indeed, plays a mean Coroner*.

The e-mail said something else. He recommended a band which goes by the name of "Medieval" from the eighties who are just making a comeback. It's safe to say I had no idea who the hell he was talking about, since they're kind of underground, and I'm nothing of a musicologist, but I decided to check them out anyway.

Long story short, these guys were around when hair metal ruled the airwaves and thrash metal was rebelling against it. One quick listen to "Blood and Anger" and it becomes obvious why Medieval didn't fit in any of those two scenes. They're deffinetly not a spandex-wearing, hole-in-the-ozone-spray kind of band; but they didn't have showlder-length hair and their music is not a who-can-play-faster competition either. Medieval would've been a nice alterantive to those two main scenes during the eighties if they hadn't been caught in the middle of a legal battle between record labels.

However, they've started releasing new material and playing live after 20 years [the guy who sent me the e-mail had just seen them the night before and said it was awesome] so they're deffnitively worth a listen (which you can do on their MySpace profile). Even if it's not your style of music, it's interesting to note what kind of alternatives were around in the era of spandex vs leather.

*Rob, "damaged justice" says thanks for introducing him to Coroner.

Submit your band, or someone else's to: LRRGods@gmail.com

November 19, 2008

GERMAN HOLIDAY


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The LRRG representative of Deutschland now has the floor.

Watch as drummer JoeyJordisonGirl calmly sits down in front of her drums and proceedes to rock the hell out of Green Day's "Holiday." It's not a coinsidence this particular video has over 58,000 views, and her subscribers are over 900; trust me on this one.

This cover is so cool you should stop by her YouTube channel, or video comments, and leave her a big, fat "danke schön!"

November 18, 2008

YOUNG LRRG DOES A YOUNG SONG



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First of all, let me apologize for my few days absence from posting. Besides Windows sucking, I got floored by a raging flu and just now my thoughts are making sense again. Or as much as they used to. Daily posting (or almost) will resume now.

I'm going to try to explain this submission, hoping it makes sense and I don't lose the reader along the way. Please remember I have a flu, so bare with me. *Sniff*.

For the first time ever (I think) the user submitting this video is not the person apearing on it. It was submitted by mrn27. The girl doing an amaznig job playing and singing goes by the name of Shealeigh (and thank god I'm writing this and not speaking it because I'd probably butcher her name trying to pronounce it), and she's doing a song by Young Hines -this guy- called "Freezin' in June."

Where do kids this young get this kind of talent? When I was her age I was a bone-head playig with my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures and runing into walls. Thanks a lot to mrn27 for sending over this talented young LRRG.

Got a video you'd like to submit? Send it over to LRRGods@gmail.com, or the LRRG YouTube Channel with the title "LRRG Submission" or something other to that effect!

November 13, 2008

DAMN IT ALL!


As you can probably tell, my computer has suffered a major software suckage -it's Windows, after all- and I'll be out of commission for a few days untill I get it fixed, which sadly means no updates, at least for the rest of this week. 

According to my coputer tech, it shouldn't take more than a few days to fix. I'll be back soon, LRRG's! 

November 11, 2008

MORE CRAP!

The store now has new products, such as stickers, buttons, and even a really expensive banner! More crap -such as posters and even a cap- coming soon! 

Go check them out HERE!

November 10, 2008

BASS MAGIC AUSSIE



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Australian LRRG happyslappysoong decided to test his newly acquired 6-string bass -a Yamaha TRB1006- on a Carlos Santana song you all might have heard of: "Black Magic Woman." Was the bass line to this song good enough to test such a powerful machine? No! He decided to test it playing the guitar part! And you know what? It's great!

G'day!

November 7, 2008

LAST 3

9. NICE TO KNOW YOU

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10. WISH YOU WERE HERE

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11. ENCORE (Rogues/Anna Molly)

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November 6, 2008

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN TO PLAY THE BASS?


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I learned to play the bass by myself. However, if Snowman Bob were my mentor, I know for sure I would've turned out to be the greatest bassist in the world, kicking the ass of other bass players of the stature of Victor Wooten, Les Claypool, or Geddy Lee. 

It's not too late for you! Click "play" and let Snowman Bob shower you with musical wisdom and transmit his impeccable playing technique to you!

We're not worthy, oh God of bass, Snowman Bob!

November 5, 2008

ALAN2496 LEARNS TO FLY


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Alan2496 does such a good job on his multi-track rendition of Foo Fighter's "Learn To Fly," that all he's missing is an airplane in which everyone is stoned. He has even cloned himself many times like the band does in the video... although I doubt Dave Grohl and Nate Mendel can really land a plane... I doubt Alan2496 can either...

Anyway, I seriously recommend you click on the stereo link so you get the full impact of this nicely produced video.

November 4, 2008

6 DEGREES OF CHILEAN AWESOMENESS



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What do you mean Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" is not the longest rock song ever? What's longer than that, "Echoes"? Rush's "2112"? They're all over 20 minutes long, you know?... There's a 42-minute rock song?! By who, Iron Butterfly? "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, part II: The Sequel"?...

...Ah, of course: Dream Theater.  "Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence" -I just found out- is a 42-minute, 8-part -or "degrees"- epic. And that, for me, it's 41 minutes, 7 parts of way too much Dream Theater.  However, I do enjoy watching the Living Room Rock Gods being Living Room Rock Gods. Here, Chilean singer dioseolo takes on "War Inside My Head," the third part -or "degree"- of the afore-mentioned Dream Theater piece, and I don't have much frame of reference, but I think he did a kick-ass job...

...No, I'm not going to go listen to the original. It's 42 minutes long, man!

November 3, 2008

8. JUST A PHASE



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LRRG STORE IS NOW OPEN!


To quote a very over-used cliché in the advertising world:

Come in, and become a real* Living Room Rock God  by spending your hard-earned money in the LRRG store in this time of world economic crisis!... 

...seriously though, come in and get stuff. You can get T-Shirts for both LRRGods and LRRGoddesses. More products -such as stickers, buttons, and even contemplating a cap- coming soon.

*The acquisition of a LRRG T shirt may not affect reality.

Click HERE to check out the store!

Also, there will be a small contest in the forums so LRRG's can submit their own designs to make a T-Shirt or two. Interested in other LRRG's wearing stuff you created? Come check out the forums!

November 2, 2008

November 1, 2008


(LRRG & "Tribute IS NOT theft" campaign T-Shirts)


(Buttons, Stickers, Posters, etc)

6. WARNING



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October 31, 2008

5. THE WARMTH



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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR


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Recently we've been complaining a lot about our videos being taken down and the douchebaggery shown by some record companies, artists, associations [you can't spell "associations" without "ass"], and other entities who have taken issue with the fans doing tributes to their idols; but there's another side to all this. Not long ago, Lars Ulrich did a video asking the fans to keep at it. And now, here's another little piece of evidence that suggests artists not only don't take offense in what we do, but feel flattered and do see it as a tribute.

As you can see from the video, it's awesome Hannah (a.k.a. drumplayher) doing another one of her great covers; this time: Foghat's "I Just Want To." But that's not all there is to it to this video. As she kindly pointed out to me in a message, she got a very special comment on this:



I have to admit, since I have not heard Foghat at all, my first question to her was: "who?" To all of you who are as ignorant as me, Roger Earl is the drummer from Foghat himself. But the story doesn't stop there. Mr. Earl was nice enough to call her on the phone as well, and she got to speak to him.

So, as you can see, my fellow Living Room Rock Gods and Goddesses, there's another side of the "moronic-faceless-entity-took-my-video-down" story. Keep posting videos! What we're doing is not illegal!

Tribute IS NOT theft.

UPDATE: This morning, "they" removed Hannah's "Crosstown Traffic" video. "They" are not kidding! "They" are really after those evil music thieves! who apparently are 14 year old drummer girls. What a classy move, eh?

October 30, 2008

4. CIRCLES



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DUTCH CLASS LRRG


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Who doesn't know John Lennon's "Working Class Hero"? It's quite a timeless song. It was recorded in 1970. Now, almost 40 years later, it's still easily recognized, and young musicians from all over are singing it, with a little help from Green Day, maybe, but it's still quite an awesome fact, when you stop and think about it.

Check out Dutch Living Room Rock Goddess musicus0099 prove me right with her great version of this meaningful song (although, musically I always thought it was a bit monotonic, but that might have been on purpose. I mean, it was John Lennon, after all; what do I know?). 

Later today: Pook's 500 Subscriber's Special, video 4.

October 29, 2008

October 28, 2008

2. STELLAR



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ONLINE STORE REVIEW


Some months ago I changed the strings on my Warwick bass from light Fenders to heavy Earnie Balls (strings); boy was I pissed off. Not because I didn't like them, but because I had few options left. Either stick with them, or go in a travesty to downtown to browse through some stores, which doesn't sound like a big deal, but trust me, when you live in Mexico City like myself, that is a whole day gone.

"I know!", I naively thought, "I'll get my strings online!" Yeah?, tough break, tough guy. Most stores like Guitar Center or Musicians Friend do not ship their stuff over here. Feeling like raising my fist in fury and claiming "latin power," again I set off to look for a store that did, and I found this site: Strings By Mail.

Tough break, no Fenders. However they did ship over here, and my feelings of being discriminated against had not faded away, so they could've sold grape fruit for all I cared, I was buying. I'm not going to lie to you, and since they're not paying me anything to write this review, I don't need to. For bass players, their variety is not the best. It's far from the best. Actually, they have 3 brands: D'Addario, DR, and Thomastik. 

However, for guitar players, this would be a nice store for you to check out. They have a great variety of guitar strings of several brands and gauges, divided into three categories: Classical, Acoustic, and Electric.

They also have a variety of "other instruments" strings, so if you have an acoustic bass laying around, or a vihuela mexicana (I shit you not), you can pick up some strings for them here as well.

"What about other stuff, such as accessories, or books, or DVD's?" you're asking yourself, or not, but I'll tell you anyway: yeah, they don't sell just strings. I've found quite a few other interesting chochkies ranging from your usual stuff, such as guitar picks and capos, to the stuff that one would guess belong to another store, such as nail care and humidifiers.

What's nice about Strings By Mail, I found out, is they're big enough to have a wide variety of stuff (manly for guitar, though *raises fist in fury: "bass powah!"*), but small enough to treat you personally and not through a PR, permanent-smile person and automated e-mails. (When I got my strings (by mail), there was a hand-written message on the envelope thanking me for buying there). 

Click HERE to visit Strings By Mail, or HERE to contact them.

Have a website you'd like me to review, or you've written a review yourself? Submit it to LRRGods@gmail.com or in a message to the LRRG YouTube Channel.

October 27, 2008

1. PARDON ME



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EMBARRASSING... (for me)



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Come in and check out LRRG popstotexas' great skill! His Gibson SG Special is awesome, his sound is awesome, his playing is awesome... 

...so why is this embarrassing?, I hear you ask (silently)... because I have no idea what he's playing! I know it's a song called "Set Me Free," but who is it from? I have no clue; and I've looked everywhere. And the fact that he regards it as a "classic song" in his video description makes me feel even more embarrassed. *blush*.

I know one thing, though. He's not playing the original version of the song. Living-Room Rock God popstotexas is covering an alternate version by kick-ass German guitarist rookyfromberlin.

One thing is for certain: that's Rob Halford, singing with the audience at the beginning of the video; footage taken by himself (popstotexas himself) at a Judas Priest concert.


Later today: 500 YouTube Subscribers Special post.

Update: thanks to good samaritan BlkSabbass I now know the original is "Set Me Free" by The Supremes.

October 24, 2008

NOTHING SOUR ABOUT THIS GIRL


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Continuing with the girl-musician theme I now bring you Chilean LRRG feelingblack17 and her rendition of the Stone Temple Pilots' "Sour Girl." I've always regarded this song as an easy one. Now that I see another bassist play it, I realize I could not have been more wrong. The verse seems to have this "walking" quality that makes it very intimidating.

If you've realized the same as me, you don't have to be afraid, however. Not-so-sour-girl feelingblack17 very calmly kicked it's ass. I, for one, predict a brilliant future for this young bassist.

Interesting note: for those of you who don't speak spanish: on the video description she dedicates the video to her sister who apparently plays the cello. My guess is musical talent runs wild over there!

October 23, 2008

MEYTALLL, JEN AND JUDITH


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Remember how A Perfect Circle used to have a girl bass player? Imagine now if they would also have kick-ass Living-Room Rock Goddess meytalll in their lineup. Check her out as she does an awesome rendition of APC's "Judith" while getting filmed by her friend Jen. 

Her camera ran out of batteries at the end. But don't worry, that's a good thing. She replaced the ending with footage of both girls head-banging to this awesome tune! Woo-hoo!

October 21, 2008

311 MEDLEY (part 2)

Here it is. Part 2 of HexStylee's 311 medley. Along with part 1, it was all made in one single take, he just had to split it in two because of YouTube's longer-than-ten-minutes-policy.


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Part2: "Still Dreaming," "Love Song"

311 MEDLEY (part 1)

A looooong time ago, I did a 311 collaboration (see here) with a groovy guitarist named HexStylee. Ever since, he hasn't updated much. However, it's always great to see new videos of him, and this one was quite the nice surprise.

The sleeping LRRG in him finally awakens and, in a single take, he does not one, or two, or three, but four 311 covers. Thanks to YouTube's no-longer-than-ten-minutes policy, he had to split it into two parts. This is (obviously) part 1. I will post part 2 as soon as I see him post it.


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Part 1: "Don't Dwell," "Reconsider Everything"

October 20, 2008

NO RIGHT-HAND ACTION :(



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Digital camera microphones usually suck when recording an instrument-playing video, specially a bass-playing video. However, bassplayer1274's worked surprisingly well for his rendition of Korn's "Word Up!," maybe because he's working with an equally small amp -I don't really know, just taking a wild guess.

I would ask one thing from bassplayer1274 -and I think you would too- that I don't usually ask from a guy on camera: show your right-hand-action, man!

Submit your LRRG material to: LRRGods@gmail.com or to the LRRG YouTube Channel.

October 17, 2008

THIS IS GETTING FUCKING RIDICULOUS


*Rant alert*
Good work, corporate lawyers! You got another evil musician from Texas who has complete disregard for copyright and dared to do a cover of "Umbrella" by Rihanna! Your dedication against the evildoers who play in their own living-room is admirable!

I may be naive, or maybe even a little paranoid, but if they're asking people like metallicat511 to take down drum covers from their own personal YouTube channels, playing in their own bedrooms/living-rooms, what keeps this people to knock on your door with a couple of cops and arrest you because a neighbor heard you playing "Umbrella"? Are guitar teachers going to get sued next? Since when having fun became illegal?

Something has to be done about this. It's getting ridiculous. We're not selling copyrighted material. We're not making a profit. We're just people playing at their homes and sharing our videos with other musicians all over the world. If anything, we're giving this assholes free publicity, aren't we? I, for one would've never heard of a few great bands if it wasn't for people making covers of them in YouTube. It was another LRRG who got me into 311, for instance, and now I'm a big fan. 

Don't these people have morals anymore? Is money all they care about? This has got to stop. Soon. I ask of you, Living-Room Rock Gods: don't stop uploading videos or playing covers. Don't let these corporate morons win.
*Rant over*

October 16, 2008

October 14, 2008

PAISANO


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Meet professional bass player/musician neftalilopez75, whom I'm proud to call a paisano. Straight from Pachuca, Mexico, he will melt your face off with his rendition of Béla Fleck And The Flecktones' "Vix 9." If your face is not melted enough, check out the rest of his videos. I guarantee a face-melting experience. If that is still not enough, check him out jamming with his friend, another paisano, guitarist CesarHuesca.

Small bonus: blooper!

October 13, 2008

A DRUM LRRG SUBMISSION?



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LRRG Submissions from drummers is a rare thing. In fact, if my memory doesn't fail me, last Submission by a drummer I got was from LouddrummerO: a collaboration of him and BrandonLibman2008 playing Cake's "I Will Survive." 

Anyway, here's another rendition from a drummer: LRRG zildpais invites us into his small home [I'm guessing] studio for a great a laid-back rendition of 311's "Amber." You'll notice his acoustic drums are not microphoned, but still gives a great sound. How does he do it?... I have no idea. Magic?

Submit your LRRG material to: LRRGods@gmail.com or to the LRRG YouTube Channel.

October 9, 2008

ANEX

"What is Anex?" I hear you ask. A credit card? No. That's AmEx. Anex is LRRG thejohnofsteel's band. A few months ago he uploaded a couple of their songs -both instrumental- to his YouTube account and I failed to post them here until now... I know, shame on me. Both are much worth the listen. I have no idea how, or who recorded them, but the production is quite high, not to mention the awesome playing by these guys.


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"Days Turn To Weeks"


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"When Zero Equals Infinity"

They also have a MySpace profile. CHECK IT OUT.

October 7, 2008

SOOOO COOOOL... #9


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Browsing through the solo videos I realized in terror that there was not one Joe Satriani cover on there. Considering the amount of talent among the YouTube guitarist LRRG's, that's just wrong; an insult, even.

I picked Japanese LRRG howaiti and his rendition of "Cool #9" (Live in San Francisco version) to be the first ever Satch guitar cover to be featured here. Why? Was it his great playing? His impecable playing? The fact that he doesn't seem to miss one note? His beautiful Ibanez guitar?... well, yeah, sure; but also... awwww look at the kitty!

October 6, 2008

THREE OUT OF SEVEN



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LRRG CosaNostraDeSantis5 returns this week with an interesting submission. Have you ever heard Rush's "2112"? It's over 20 minutes long. So, putting it into a single YouTube video is impossible for a musician, thanks to that 10 minute limit crap (don't they know there are plenty o' songs longer than 10 minutes?). Anyway, instead of breaking the song into two parts, he picked out his three favorite parts of the song and posted a bass rendition of those: Part I: "Overture;" Part II: "The Temples Of Syrinx;" and Part IV: "Presentation," making it almost a full 10 minute video.