As most beings know, Gorillaz share a singer with Blur, so this cover of the latter’s ‘WOOHOO!”-infested Song 2 sounds rather faithful.
Even more so because it features the original guitarist, Blur’s Graham Coxon, who popped along to Gorillaz’s Demon Days Festival in LA at the weekend for little cameo.
Damon Albar- sorry, 2-D – introduced the track as a spot of “cross-pollination” before Gorillaz launched into a synth-based take on the classic Song 2 intro. Then the real thing launched in ecstatic style as Coxon appeared on stage.
What better way to get your Monday into gear? WOOHOO!
Now Check out Song 2 played on floppy drives:
We’re used to computerised music, but music played by banks of actual computer hardware? Say hello to the ‘Floppotron’.
The creation of a Polish mad genius named Paweł Zadrożniak, he has connected innumerable floppy and hard drives and some other bits and bobs of obsolete computer hardware together to assemble a rather amazing orchestra.
If you’re finding this hard to believe, then this video of the Floppotron performing Blur’s Song 2 should convince you once and for all:
Still not convinced? How about MJ’s Thriller?
Still no? Well, just try to resist your inner patriot’s call with Men at Work’s Down Under…
Come on, it’s ironically cool to dig Toto’s Africa, yeah?
This is just a tiny sampling, so if you’re enjoying this literal machine music, head on over to YouTube for a whole bunch more here.