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Left Hand of Dorkness
02-22-2014, 05:45 AM
Okay, so I'm not actually an AC/DC fan and wouldn't know one of their songs if it bit me on the ass.

But I know awesome when I see it. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3SBzmDxGk)

Two guys with cellos perform heavy metal as I've never seen it before.

Smeghead
02-22-2014, 08:17 AM
Just to get this out of the way - Apocalyptica has been doing heavy metal covers on cello for decades. If you like this, check them out too. They also have a lot of original stuff that's even better, IMHO.

Left Hand of Dorkness
02-22-2014, 10:01 AM
Just to get this out of the way - Apocalyptica has been doing heavy metal covers on cello for decades. If you like this, check them out too. They also have a lot of original stuff that's even better, IMHO.
I'll look for them--thanks!

bunyupp
02-22-2014, 03:40 PM
I present Dirty Deeds Done With Sheep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-4lk2-UA_I) NSFW

Clothahump
02-23-2014, 01:48 PM
Weren't these the same guys that did Cello Wars? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgAlQuqzl8o)

Smeghead
02-23-2014, 03:26 PM
No, that cello duet is from the oddly named Piano Guys*. If you look, you'll see that both sides of that one are being played by the same person. The Piano Guys also have some good cello stuff.

*They started off working in a piano shop. The cellist joined later, after the name had been chosen.

FoieGrasIsEvil
02-23-2014, 03:46 PM
Rock and roll on cello is pretty awesome in all it's forms. Definitely check out Apocalyptica though.

Sir T-Cups
02-23-2014, 04:38 PM
I'll echo that they're basically an Apocalyptica knock off.

Which I am TOTALLY fine with since the world needs more orchestral rock.

ExTank
02-23-2014, 09:33 PM
I you like symphonic rock, check of Symphonic Pink Floyd.

Here's the London Philharmonic's cover of Time. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN--9-tbiio)

The whole album's great.

Magiver
02-23-2014, 11:35 PM
Okay, so I'm not actually an AC/DC fan and wouldn't know one of their songs if it bit me on the ass.

But I know awesome when I see it. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3SBzmDxGk)

Two guys with cellos perform heavy metal as I've never seen it before. Great video.

Magiver
02-23-2014, 11:58 PM
started going down the list of what they cover and plugged my computer into the surround sound. While doing this I was watching a PBS show on how they moved the Easter Island statues. The statues were rocking to "smells like teen spirit".

dang, these guys nailed "back in black". It's a song that is dominated by the vocalist and they picked it right up with strings.

pulykamell
02-24-2014, 12:16 AM
That's pretty friggin great interpretation for two cellos. (And I say that as someone who is left cold by the Apolcolyptica covers.) Great feel in this.

Les Espaces Du Sommeil
02-24-2014, 06:03 AM
These guys actually have some real classical music cred.

I think that Stjepan Hauser was one of Rostropovich's last students, no less.

Left Hand of Dorkness
02-24-2014, 08:38 AM
These guys actually have some real classical music cred.
That's part of what I thought was so cool about it--I know only slightly more about classical string music than I know about AC/DC, but from what I can tell, these guys have some pretty powerful technique.

Left Hand of Dorkness
02-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Interesting Wikipedia article. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2Cellos)

AskNott
02-24-2014, 05:16 PM
I assume you've heard Hayseed Dixie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjAu3Yyn09A

Typo Negative
02-24-2014, 06:25 PM
I assume you've heard Hayseed Dixie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjAu3Yyn09A

Hayseed Dixie is AWESOME!

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