Take On Me – Literal Version of the a-ha Hit

The song “Take on Me” by Norwegian band a-ha, reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1985.

The success of the single could be attributed to the facts that the song was extremely radio-friendly, and also that it had an innovative, quintessentially ‘80s music video. The video blended rotoscope animation and live action sequences.

Dustin Mclean (aka Dustball), award-winning animator and musician, has now remixed the music video by adding his own voice and lyrics to it.

I don’t want to give too much away, but I just loved this version more.

You can watch the original after the jump. (more…)

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Nude Track By Radiohead Played With Obsolete Gadgets

In response to Radiohead’s online contest to remix the ‘Nude’ track, James Houston rigged together some outdated and obsolete computer devices and peripherals to recreate the song, and a brilliant music video.

He used a Sinclair ZX Spectrum (which I owned, and spent frustratingly long hours loading and playing the 8-bit Batman game with) for rhythm and lead guitars, an Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer for drums, an HP Scanner for bass guitar, and old and dying hard drives were used as speakers to reproduce the vocals.


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