If you’ve taken the time to check out any of the posts in my Patchy’s Inappropriate Instrumentals blog series, you’re already well aware that I’m a big fan of music played on weird instruments (that is – instruments that weren’t made for that type of music) or things that aren’t even instruments at all (Like this Metallica cover played on a series of floppy disk drives)
But now I’ve come across what might be the coolest / simplest non-instrument instrument yet: The one string shovel guitar.
Curious to know how that shovel/guitar was built? There’s a bit of an explanation and a link to a better one toward the end of the video.
The fellow in that video there is no stranger to my blog. His name is Rob Scallon, and he’s been featured in a couple entries of Patchy’s Inappropriate Instrumentals. In fact, I could probably write a whole blog series along those lines just featuring videos of his. For an idea of what I mean, here’s a couple more of his videos…
Like Slayer‘s Raining Blood done on a banjo:
More Slayer on banjo – here’s Angel of Death:
And who doesn’t love a little Pantera, especially when it’s played on a ukulele?
He also did this pretty cool version of Metallica‘s Enter Sandman that was recorded entirely backwards, then reversed for the video… The effect is pretty damn cool:
If you like what you see here, I’d highly recommend checking out Rob Scallon’s YouTube channel – there’s lots more crazy stuff like this on there!