This is a new regular feature I’m going to be doing weekly in my blog: Patchy’s Inappropriate Instrumentals.
In it, I’ll be featuring covers of songs done on instruments that are really pretty inappropriate for such use. I’ll also feature covers of songs done on things that aren’t even meant to be instruments in the first plcae.
Lamb Of God
When I was in high school, I started learning about heavy metal. Up until that point, most of the music I listened to was classic rock that my dad had shown me or that I’d heard on the radio. However, going to school and playing music with people who had different, heavier tastes, I got to exposed to some pretty cool stuff.
Lamb of God was one of the first metal bands that I got real into. I think part of that the beards the members possess, but a bigger reason is because there was a feature on them in one of the first Guitar World magazines I ever bought. They explained how to play parts of their song Laid To Rest, and on a CD included with the magazine, there was a video lesson. I remember being mesmerized with how they moved their fingers over the fretboard, and immediately wanted to learn to play it.
I did eventually learn to play it in its entirety on both guitars and drums. Because of this, I’m not terribly impressed when I see someone playing it on a guitar now.
I do, however, have a lot of respect for someone who could play that song on something unusual. Something like, say, a marimba?
Especially someone who takes the time to record a video of him playing BOTH guitar parts on his marimba and put them together into one epic video.
The video was made by a young man named Matthias De Hantsetters, and you can find a whole bunch more crazy marimba covers on his youtube channel.
Know of a video that would fit in to Patchy’s Inappropriate Instrumentals? Send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!