February 26, 2009

ow... Ow... OW!

Have you ever tried to sing along to The Offspring? After how many days did you get your voice back? I don't know where Dexter Holland gets his tone of voice. Very tight jeans come to mind. MickeRamone picks up his acoustic guitar and ventures into the world of very high-pitched Dexter-Holland style voices and does The Offspring's "Defy You." Then, he's kind enough to tell us how he feels after that beating. He's a very brave man.

February 24, 2009


Live is not a band of who you see many bass covers of, so getting this submission from Spector2112 will make a nice addition to this page's solo videos section. His bass tone and playing are really sweet on this one; mixing into the original, "Heaven Wore A Shirt,"quite nicely, with a very 90's grunge-era quality to it. Great laid-back, relaxing playing by Ro... Brad.

NOTE: Like in many messages I get from LRRG's, this video was not the only one in Brad's submission, the other one being a rendition of Metallica's "The Prince"bass cover. You can check that out by clicking here.

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!

February 19, 2009


When you spend time each morning looking and posting LRRG videos almost every day like myself, you start noticing things that otherwise would blow right past you, such as the subtle differences between the Living-Room Rock Gods from each country, and Japan's have two very specific characteristics about them: they rarely show their face (don't know why), and they're really friggin good. My guess is because the importance music has in their educational system.

Enter MasanoriGT17. Immediately, he takes control of Bullet For My Valentine's "Waking the Demon"and rocks it with extreme accuracy -even having a go at the solo- displaying a very nice technique (to my untrained guitar-technique eye) which makes this song appear effortless to him; one good look at the rest of his videos is much recommended.

February 18, 2009


I've said it before, and I'll say it again: there's not enough girl drummers out there, so I get all giddy when I stumble upon one who can rock and cannot help but to post her.

Drummer Britt (B2U2) takes Larry Mullen Jr.'s seat and covers U2's "Elevation", making it awesome once again after it got ruined for me a few years back (thanks, Lara Croft: Tomb Rider). The title is accurate: after the intro this song just takes off!

Halfway through the song, one of the annotations says her ipod died and she does the rest by memory. I don't know if this means she played the last part without listening to a backing track, but if that's the case, that's friggin impressive (at least for me), although I'm guessing she just meant the click.

Info Update: After trading a message with Britt, it turns out she was indeed listening to the backing track on her ipod; she played the last part of the song with no backing track or click what so ever... as I said: friggin impressive!

February 17, 2009

DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME (you might hurt yourself)

Before watching this video do yourself a favor and go get a bowl and place it on your lap (if you're sitting down), so you can put your face back together after it melts at from the pure awesomeness that is this video by RushZappa2112.

Playing Rush is not easy. Playing "YYZ" is even harder. Playing all the instruments in "YYZ" is insane. Playing all the instruments in "YYZ" accurately was thought to be impossible, but here it's proof that there's at least one person out there who can do it. However, it is now clear that to do that you'll need God-like talent and precision which comes once every five hundred years or so. You know, like Neo in "The Matrix."

February 16, 2009


Playing bass and singing is like typing an e-mail about your summer vacations while singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" out loud. Not easy. And yet, misfitfiend55 pulls it off in at least three videos which he submitted: Rush's "Tom Sawyer," Metallica's "From Whom the Bell Tolls" and this one here: The Ramones' classic "The Blitzkrieg Bop."

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!

February 13, 2009


Hmmm... I posted LRRG Friday a day early. After reviewing my knowledge of how many days a week has and their names, I set off to find a keyboard/piano cover to post since I have been neglecting it lately.

After endless Evanescence covers by 13-year-olds, I stumbled upon this collaboration. Just a piano, played by the video's host Paul Wells (paulwwells); and a very high-pitched, Sting-like voice by a Danish singer named Jimmy Skotte. They put together this rendition of Sting's "Pirate's Bride;"an unusual change of pace, being a jazzy kind of tune, and very much worth the look. There's only one drawback: Jimmy doesn't appear to have a YouTube channel. I'd definitively would like to see more of his singing.

February 12, 2009

LRRG FRIDAY: Toby's got somewhat better at drums

OBdrummer has been away from making videos for a little while. Then he decided to upload once again... with this. You will muster the title of this Strapping Young Lad song as soon as he starts playing it: "Oh, My Fucking God"!

I have something of encountered feelings towards this video: I love watching him play and, at the same time, I'm terribly glad I don't live next to him.

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

February 11, 2009


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February 10, 2009


What's with kids now-a-days? When I was 17 years old, I could only think about girls and video games. That was my whole life. Sure, I played a little guitar, but everyone was sick of hearing my version of "Wish You Were Here." Now here's 17-year-old Steve9842007 doing a near-perfect rendition on bass of Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel's "Highball With the Devil."

Surfing the may YouTube renditions, I've seen very young people who are already experts on their different musical instruments. I'm pretty sure the kids today are genetically enhanced or something. Soon they'll be like that pianist in Gattaca.

February 9, 2009


A couple of weeks ago I posted a rendition of Tomoyasu Hotei's "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" by jsd1982. This time, Canadian drummer LouddrummerO joins in for a kick-ass collaboration. Instead of doing a carbon copy of the original drum track, he improvised most of it, making it quite original. Needless to say, jsd1982 is awesome as always, going a bit nuts at the end with a noisy (but cool) outro.

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!

February 8, 2009

LRRG FRI-- err, SUNDAY: The devil went down to Leicestershire


One of our most recent members, jouxplan could very much take the devil on a drumming competition with his rendition of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band. Even though he himself says he screws up, even laughing it up when the song ends, I think if the prince of darkness ever appears and challenges him to a duel, his soul is very much safe.

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

February 5, 2009


Even the Angry Video Game Nerd is getting hit by the WMG iron-fist and has gotten a few of his movies removed because of the soundtrack, so he is now looking for original music to use as a soundtrack. As you may know, the AVGN gets quite the exposure for being somewhat of a YouTube celebrity, plus getting his videos featured in the MTV-owned video website Gametrilers.com and the famous ScrewAttack.com. So if you're looking for exposure, send James an e-mail with the subject "Music" to James@Cinemassacre.com. Full information here.

Films James is looking music for. Quotes taken from this Cinemassacre.com article.

Beer Man
"The music problem was over the ZZ Top song in the beginning. I’m thinking to replace it with the original “beer man” song heard at the end. But it may be a good idea for you to watch over the video and redo any other parts that have music in them. All I’m looking for is original compositions. Nothing specific. I don’t really care too much about these movies."

Kung-Fu Werewolf From Outer Space
"The dispute was over the Black Sabbath song during the end credits. Most of this movie was all royalty free library music anyway. But there’s some Pink Floyd in there and other stuff, so just be creative and wherever you hear music, feel free to compose something original that complements the scene. Re-score the whole thing if you want. Fuck that library music, who cares."

Backyard Horror Film
"This one should be self explanatory. Just one good upbeat track."

Art School Project
"I hate to see White Zombie & Type O Negative go, but oh well. Just check out the video and lay down a fresh track for me. Oh and that beginning classical theme is just stock music, so yeah, I’d like to hear something new."

Generation TMNT
"For this, I just need a cover of the TMNT theme song. I’m not 100% sure if a cover version will help with YouTube’s copyright policy, but it’s worth a try. Please try to keep it in time with the original song. There’s specific edits made to the music and lip-syncing, so it should match up."

Welcome to This World (Primus music video)
"Again, I think we need to go with a cover version. There’s some lip syncing, so I see no other way than the song being “Welcome to this World” by Primus. You’ll either have to be familiar with the song or find it somewhere. See what you can do."

All videos are in Quicktime format, except for "Art School Project," which is in .MPG.

Please remember he's not looking for music for his video game reviews. Those, for the time being, are fine. So go rescue "The Nerd," LRRG's!

Cinemassacre's website.

February 4, 2009


As you can see, the main title banner in this blog is gone. I thought it looked a little bland. So, instead of working my ass off creating a new one, I decided I'll use the many talents of you readers out there to create a new one! (teehee).

Restrictions (or lack there of):
  • .GIF, .JPEG, or .PNG formats.
  • 750 pixels wide; the height is up to you.
  • You can submit as many designs as you want.
  • No deadline (as of yet).
These restrictions are subject to change.

The winner will become the new title banner, as well as the link banner.

Please do not worry about the deadline since there's not one yet, so take your time. I'll post one after I received a few entries, and, after that, we'll vote on the entry we like best, and that will become the new main title banner for this blog.

Submit your entries to either the LRRG e-mail address: LRRGods@gmail.com (please include "LRRG banner contest" as a subject), or this thread in the LRRG Forums.

Entries so far:by EricSes

by LouddrummerO

by zodiakironfist

by girhen

Get crackin'! And remember, take your time, no rush!

February 3, 2009


LRRG doghousedave made a multi-video submission with a lot of LRRG greatness which made choosing only one video to show here very difficult. I went with his instrumental renditon of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," however he submitted may more (which will be listed at the end of this post). In it, he shares credits with bassist prboyd, who also edited the video, and drummer governedbyneptune.

WARNING: guitarists may experience dangerous ammounts of jelousy upon watching doghousedave playing a Gibson Les Paul and a Fender Stratocaster at the beginning. Then, later on, during the solo, he whips out a gorgeous blue PRS.

For more awesomeness by doghousedave, please visit his channel. For a taste of what he's capable of, have a looksie at the other videos he submitted:
Gary Moore - still got the blues
Jeff Beck - 'cause we've ended as lovers
Carlos Santana - samba pa' ti
Billy Gibbons - sharp dressed man
Dire Straits - sultans of swing

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!